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Motion-State Alignment for Video Semantic Segmentation
In recent years, video semantic segmentation has made great progress with advanced deep neural networks. However, there still exist two main challenges i.e., information inconsistency and computation cost. To deal with the two difficulties, we propose a novel motion-state alignment framework for video semantic segmentation to keep both motion and state consistency. In the framework, we first construct a motion alignment branch armed with an efficient decoupled transformer to capture dynamic semantics, guaranteeing region-level temporal consistency. Then, a state alignment branch composed of a stage transformer is designed to enrich feature spaces for the current frame to extract static semantics and achieve pixel-level state consistency. Next, by a semantic assignment mechanism, the region descriptor of each semantic category is gained from dynamic semantics and linked with pixel descriptors from static semantics. Benefiting from the alignment of these two kinds of effective information, the proposed method picks up dynamic and static semantics in a targeted way, so that video semantic regions are consistently segmented to obtain precise locations with low computational complexity. Extensive experiments on Cityscapes and CamVid datasets show that the proposed approach outperforms state-of-the-art methods and validates the effectiveness of the motion-state alignment framework.