Video segmentation of water scenes using semi supervised learning

ERK2021, 2021
Obstacle detection is a crucial component in unmanned surface vehicles to prevent collisions and unnecessary stopping due to false detections. Autonomous vessels are a relatively unexplored area in comparison to autonomous ground vehicles, thus there are much fewer densely annotated datasets for training modern obstacle detectors. Since manual acquisition of ground truth segmentation data is time-consuming and expensive, a viable alternative is training with minimal supervision to evaluate unsupervised domain adaptation methods, trained on a labeled source dataset and an un-labeled target dataset. Four modern adaptation methods are tested (Intra-domain adaptation, Fourier domain adaptation, Instance matching and Bidirectional learning) for training the semantic segmentation network WaSR, which is currently the state-of-the-art for maritime obstacle detection. We consider the original WaSR as well as a modified version. The Fourier domain adaptation applied to a modified WaSR version outperforms the non-adapted original WaSR by 6.3% in F-measure.


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