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Zero-shot Semantic Segmentation using Relation Network (2021)

Zhang, Y., & Khriyenko, O. (2021). Zero-shot Semantic Segmentation using Relation Network. In S. Balandin, V. Deart, & T. Tyutina (Eds.), FRUCT '28 : Proceedings of the 28th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT (pp. 516-527). FRUCT Oy. Proceedings of Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT. https://doi.org/10.23919/FRUCT50888.2021.9347619

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Zhang, Yindong; Khriyenko, Oleksiy

Parent publication: FRUCT '28 : Proceedings of the 28th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT

Parent publication editors: Balandin, Sergey; Deart, Vladimir; Tyutina, Tatiana

Place and date of conference: Moscow, Russia, 25.-29.1.2021

eISBN: 978-952-69244-4-1

Journal or series: Proceedings of Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT

ISSN: 2305-7254

eISSN: 2343-0737

Publication year: 2021

Pages range: 516-527

Publisher: FRUCT Oy

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.23919/FRUCT50888.2021.9347619

Persistent website address: https://fruct.org/publications/fruct28/files/Zha.pdf

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/74258


Zero-shot learning (ZSL) is widely studied in recent years to solve the problem of lacking annotations. Currently, most studies on ZSL are for image classification and object detection. But, zero-shot semantic segmentation, pixel level classification, is still at its early stage. Therefore, this work proposes to extend a zero-shot image classification model, Relation Network (RN), to semantic segmentation tasks. We modified the structure of RN based on other state-of-the-arts semantic segmentation models (i.e. U-Net and DeepLab) and utilizes word embeddings from Caltech-UCSD Birds 200-2011 attributes and natural language processing models (i.e. word2vec and fastText). Because meta-learning is limited to binary tasks, this work proposes to join multiple binary semantic segmentation pipelines for multi-class semantic segmentation. It is proved by experiments that RN could improve accuracy of U-Net with the help of semantic side information on binary semantic segmentation and it could also be applied on multi-class semantic segmentation with simpler structure than the baseline model, SPNet, but higher accuracy under ZSL setting. However, the capability of RN under generalized zero-shot learning (GZSL) setting still needs improvement. We also studied on how different word embeddings, network structures and data affect RN and what could be done to improve its results.

Keywords: computer vision; automated pattern recognition; machine learning

Free keywords: deep learning; image segmentation; zero-shot semantic segmentation

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

JUFO rating: 1

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