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Transformer-Based Attention Networks for Continuous Pixel-Wise Prediction
While convolutional neural networks have shown a tremendous impact on various computer vision tasks, they generally demonstrate limitations in explicitly modeling long-range dependencies due to the intrinsic locality of the convolution operation. Initially designed for natural language processing tasks, Transformers have emerged as alternative architectures with innate global self-attention mechanisms to capture long-range dependencies. In this paper, we propose TransDepth, an architecture that benefits from both convolutional neural networks and transformers. To avoid the network losing its ability to capture local-level details due to the adoption of transformers, we propose a novel decoder that employs attention mechanisms based on gates. Notably, this is the first paper that applies transformers to pixel-wise prediction problems involving continuous labels (i.e., monocular depth prediction and surface normal estimation). Extensive experiments demonstrate that the proposed TransDepth achieves state-of-the-art performance on three challenging datasets. Our code is available at: https://github.com/ygjwd12345/TransDepth.