MatchGAN: A Self-Supervised Semi-Supervised Conditional Generative Adversarial Network

Jiaze Sun, Binod Bhattarai, Tae-Kyun Kim; Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), 2020


We present a novel self-supervised learning approach for conditional generative adversarial networks (GANs) under a semi-supervised setting. Unlike prior self-supervised approaches which often involve geometric augmentations on the image space such as predicting rotation angles, our pretext task leverages the label space. We perform augmentation by randomly sampling sensible labels from the label space of the few labelled examples available and assigning them as target labels to the abundant unlabelled examples from the same distribution as that of the labelled ones. The images are then translated and grouped into positive and negative pairs by their target labels, acting as training examples for our pretext task which involves optimising an auxiliary match loss on the discriminator's side. We tested our method on two challenging benchmarks, CelebA and RaFD, and evaluated the results using standard metrics including Frechet Inception Distance, Inception Score, and Attribute Classification Rate. Extensive empirical evaluation demonstrates the effectiveness of our proposed method over competitive baselines and existing arts. In particular, our method surpasses the baseline with only 20% of the labelled examples used to train the baseline.

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@InProceedings{Sun_2020_ACCV, author = {Sun, Jiaze and Bhattarai, Binod and Kim, Tae-Kyun}, title = {MatchGAN: A Self-Supervised Semi-Supervised Conditional Generative Adversarial Network}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV)}, month = {November}, year = {2020} }