Self-Supervised Augmented Patches Segmentation for Anomaly Detection

Jun Long, Yuxi Yang, Liujie Hua, Yiqi Ou; Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), 2022, pp. 1926-1941


In this paper, our goal is to detect unknown defects in high- resolution images in the absence of anomalous data. Anomaly detec- tion is usually performed at image-level or pixel-level. Considering that pixel-level anomaly classification achieves better representation learning in a finer-grained manner, we regard data augmentation transforms as a self-supervised segmentation task from which to extract the critical and representative information from images. Due to the unpredictabil- ity of anomalies in real scenarios, we propose a novel abnormal sam- ple simulation strategy which augmented patches are randomly pasted to original image to create a generalized anomalous pattern. Following the framework of self-supervised, segmenting augmented patches is used as a proxy task in the training phase to extract representation sep- arating normal and abnormal patterns, thus constructing a one-class classifier with a robust decision boundary. During the inference phase, the classifier is used to perform anomaly detection on the test data, while directly determining regions of unknown defects in an end-to-end manner. Our experimental results on MVTec AD dataset and BTAD dataset demonstrate the proposed SSAPS outperforms any other self- supervised based methods in anomaly detection. Code is available at

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@InProceedings{Long_2022_ACCV, author = {Long, Jun and Yang, Yuxi and Hua, Liujie and Ou, Yiqi}, title = {Self-Supervised Augmented Patches Segmentation for Anomaly Detection}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV)}, month = {December}, year = {2022}, pages = {1926-1941} }