Self-Supervised Neural Aggregation Networks for Human Parsing

Jian Zhao, Jianshu Li, Xuecheng Nie, Fang Zhao, Yunpeng Chen, Zhecan Wang, Jiashi Feng, Shuicheng Yan; Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2017, pp. 7-15


In this paper, we present a Self-Supervised Neural Aggregation Network (SS-NAN) for human parsing. SS-NAN adaptively learns to aggregate the multi-scale features at each pixel "address". In order to further improve the feature discriminative capacity, a self-supervised joint loss is adopted as an auxiliary learning strategy, which imposes human joint structures into parsing results without resorting to extra supervision. The proposed SS-NAN is end-to-end trainable. SS-NAN can be integrated into any advanced neural networks to help aggregate features regarding the importance at different positions and scales and incorporate rich high-level knowledge regarding human joint structures from a global perspective, which in turn improve the parsing results. Comprehensive evaluations on the recent Look into Person (LIP) and the PASCAL-Person-Part benchmark datasets demonstrate the significant superiority of our method over other state-of-the-arts.

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author = {Zhao, Jian and Li, Jianshu and Nie, Xuecheng and Zhao, Fang and Chen, Yunpeng and Wang, Zhecan and Feng, Jiashi and Yan, Shuicheng},
title = {Self-Supervised Neural Aggregation Networks for Human Parsing},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops},
month = {July},
year = {2017}