Dense Learning Based Semi-Supervised Object Detection

Binghui Chen, Pengyu Li, Xiang Chen, Biao Wang, Lei Zhang, Xian-Sheng Hua; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022, pp. 4815-4824


The ultimate goal of semi-supervised object detection (SSOD) is to facilitate the utilization and deployment of detectors in actual applications with the help of a large amount of unlabeled data. Although a few works have proposed various self-training-based methods or consistency-regularization-based methods, they all target anchor-based detectors, while ignoring the dependency on anchor-free detectors of the actual industrial deployment. To this end, in this paper, we intend to bridge the gap on anchor-free SSOD algorithm by proposing a DenSe Learning (DSL) based algorithm for SSOD. It is mainly achieved by introducing several novel techniques, including (1) Adaptive Ignoring strategy with MetaNet for assigning multi-level and accurate dense pixel-wise pseudo-labels, (2) Aggregated Teacher for producing stable and precise pseudo-labels, and (3) uncertainty consistency regularization among scales and shuffled patches for improving the generalization of the detector. In order to verify the effectiveness of our proposed method, extensive experiments have been conducted over the popular datasets MS-COCO [??] and PASCAL-VOC [??], achieving state-of-the-art performances. Codes will be available at \textcolor[rgb] 1,0,0 xxxxxxxxx .

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@InProceedings{Chen_2022_CVPR, author = {Chen, Binghui and Li, Pengyu and Chen, Xiang and Wang, Biao and Zhang, Lei and Hua, Xian-Sheng}, title = {Dense Learning Based Semi-Supervised Object Detection}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2022}, pages = {4815-4824} }