WildNet: Learning Domain Generalized Semantic Segmentation from the Wild

Suhyeon Lee, Hongje Seong, Seongwon Lee, Euntai Kim

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We present a new domain generalized semantic segmentation network named WildNet, which learns domain-generalized features by leveraging a variety of contents and styles from the wild. In domain generalization, the low generalization ability for unseen target domains is clearly due to overfitting to the source domain. To address this problem, previous works have focused on generalizing the domain by removing or diversifying the styles of the source domain. These alleviated overfitting to the source-style but overlooked overfitting to the source-content. In this paper, we propose to diversify both the content and style of the source domain with the help of the wild. Our main idea is for networks to naturally learn domain-generalized semantic information from the wild. To this end, we diversify styles by augmenting source features to resemble wild styles and enable networks to adapt to a variety of styles. Further-more, we encourage networks to learn class-discriminant features by providing semantic variations borrowed from the wild to source contents in the feature space. Finally, we regularize networks to capture consistent semantic information even when both the content and style of the source domain are extended to the wild. Extensive experiments on five different datasets validate the effectiveness of our WildNet, and we significantly outperform state-of-the-art methods. The source code and model are available online: https://github.com/suhyeonlee/WildNet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781665469463
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 2022 Jun 192022 Jun 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
ISSN (Print)1063-6919


Conference2022 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We presented WildNet which exploits unlabeled wild images for domain-generalized semantic segmentation. Our approach effectively extends style and content from source to wild, resulting in drastic performance improvement even we leverage 10 wild images. In contrast to previous studies that exploit generalization cues only from style, we additionally exploit the potential to generalize domain from content. We thoroughly ablated to demonstrate the efficacy of our WildNet and achieved superior segmentation performance under several domain generalization scenarios. We believe that our approach provides an opportunity to utilize huge amounts of unlabeled data for domain generalization. Acknowledgement. This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (NRF-2019R1A2C1007153).

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© 2022 IEEE.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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