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Latent Space Regularization for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation in Semantic Segmentation
Deep convolutional neural networks for semantic segmentation achieve outstanding accuracy, however they also have a couple of major drawbacks: first, they do not generalize well to distributions slightly different from the one of the training data; second, they require a huge amount of labeled data for their optimization. In this paper, we introduce feature-level space-shaping regularization strategies to reduce the domain discrepancy in semantic segmentation. In particular, for this purpose we jointly enforce a clustering objective, a perpendicularity constraint and a norm alignment goal on the feature vectors corresponding to source and target samples. Additionally, we propose a novel measure able to capture the relative efficacy of an adaptation strategy compared to supervised training. We verify the effectiveness of such methods in the autonomous driving setting achieving state-of-the-art results in multiple synthetic-to-real road scenes benchmarks.