Instance Adaptive Self-Training for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation

Ke Mei, Chuang Zhu, Jiaqi Zou, Shanghang Zhang ;


The divergence between labeled training data and unlabeled testing data is a significant challenge for recent deep learning models. Unsupervised domain adaptation (UDA) attempts to solve such a problem. Recent works show that self-training is a powerful approach to UDA. However, existing methods have difficulty in balancing scalability and performance. In this paper, we propose an instance adaptive self-training framework for UDA on the task of semantic segmentation. To effectively improve the quality of pseudo-labels, we develop a novel pseudo-label generation strategy with an instance adaptive selector. Besides, we propose the region-guided regularization to smooth the pseudo-label region and sharpen the non-pseudo-label region. Our method is so concise and efficient that it is easy to be generalized to other unsupervised domain adaptation methods. Experiments on `GTA5 to Cityscapes' and `SYNTHIA to Cityscapes' demonstrate the superior performance of our approach compared with the state-of-the-art methods."

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