Semi-Supervised Multi-Task Learning for Semantics and Depth

Yufeng Wang, Yi-Hsuan Tsai, Wei-Chih Hung, Wenrui Ding, Shuo Liu, Ming-Hsuan Yang; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2022, pp. 2505-2514


Multi-Task Learning (MTL) aims to enhance the model generalization by sharing representations between related tasks for better performance. Typical MTL methods are jointly trained with the complete multitude of ground-truths for all tasks simultaneously. However, one single dataset may not contain the annotations for each task of interest. To address this issue, we propose the Semi-supervised Multi-Task Learning (SemiMTL) method to leverage the available supervisory signals from different datasets, particularly for semantic segmentation and depth estimation tasks. To this end, we design an adversarial learning scheme in our semi-supervised training by leveraging unlabeled data to optimize all the task branches simultaneously and accomplish all tasks across datasets with partial annotations. We further present a domain-aware discriminator structure with various alignment formulations to mitigate the domain discrepancy issue among datasets. Finally, we demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method to learn across different datasets on challenging street view and remote sensing benchmarks.

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@InProceedings{Wang_2022_WACV, author = {Wang, Yufeng and Tsai, Yi-Hsuan and Hung, Wei-Chih and Ding, Wenrui and Liu, Shuo and Yang, Ming-Hsuan}, title = {Semi-Supervised Multi-Task Learning for Semantics and Depth}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)}, month = {January}, year = {2022}, pages = {2505-2514} }