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Mining Better Samples for Contrastive Learning of Temporal Correspondence
We present a novel framework for contrastive learning of pixel-level representation using only unlabeled video. Without the need of ground-truth annotation, our method is capable of collecting well-defined positive correspondences by measuring their confidences and well-defined negative ones by appropriately adjusting their hardness during training. This allows us to suppress the adverse impact of ambiguous matches and prevent a trivial solution from being yielded by too hard or too easy negative samples. To accomplish this, we incorporate three different criteria that ranges from a pixel-level matching confidence to a video-level one into a bottom-up pipeline, and plan a curriculum that is aware of current representation power for the adaptive hardness of negative samples during training. With the proposed method, state-of-the-art performance is attained over the latest approaches on several video label propagation tasks.