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PanDA: Panoptic Data Augmentation

Liu, Yang and Perona, Pietro and Meister, Markus (2019) PanDA: Panoptic Data Augmentation. . (Unpublished)

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The recently proposed panoptic segmentation task presents a significant challenge of image understanding with computer vision by unifying semantic segmentation and instance segmentation tasks. In this paper we present an efficient and novel panoptic data augmentation (PanDA) method which operates exclusively in pixel space, requires no additional data or training, and is computationally cheap to implement. By retraining original state-of-the-art models on PanDA augmented datasets generated with a single frozen set of parameters, we show robust performance gains in panoptic segmentation, instance segmentation, as well as detection across models, backbones, dataset domains, and scales. Finally, the effectiveness of unrealistic-looking training images synthesized by PanDA suggest that one should rethink the need for image realism for efficient data augmentation.

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Perona, Pietro0000-0002-7583-5809
Meister, Markus0000-0003-2136-6506
Subject Keywords:Data Augmentation, Panoptic Segmentation, Scene Understanding, Image Synthesis
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ID Code:103461
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:26 May 2020 22:54
Last Modified:26 May 2020 22:54

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