MEAL: Manifold Embedding-Based Active Learning

Deepthi Sreenivasaiah, Johannes Otterbach, Thomas Wollmann; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops, 2021, pp. 1029-1037


Image segmentation is a common and challenging task in autonomous driving. Availability of sufficient pixel-level annotations for the training data is a hurdle. Active learning helps learning from small amounts of data by suggesting the most promising samples for labeling. In this work, we propose a new pool-based method for active learning, which proposes promising patches extracted from full image, in each acquisition step. The problem is framed in an exploration-exploitation framework by combining an embedding based on Uniform Manifold Approximation to model representativeness with entropy as uncertainty measure to model informativeness. We applied our proposed method to the autonomous driving datasets CamVid and Cityscapes and performed a quantitative comparison with state-of-the-art baselines. We find that our active learning method achieves better performance compared to previous methods.

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@InProceedings{Sreenivasaiah_2021_ICCV, author = {Sreenivasaiah, Deepthi and Otterbach, Johannes and Wollmann, Thomas}, title = {MEAL: Manifold Embedding-Based Active Learning}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops}, month = {October}, year = {2021}, pages = {1029-1037} }