Unsupervised Model Adaptation for Continual Semantic Segmentation


  • Serban Stan University of Southern California
  • Mohammad Rostami University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute




Segmentation, Transfer/Adaptation/Multi-task/Meta/Automated Learning


We develop an algorithm for adapting a semantic segmentation model that is trained using a labeled source domain to generalize well in an unlabeled target domain. A similar problem has been studied extensively in the unsupervised domain adaptation (UDA) literature, but existing UDA algorithms require access to both the source domain labeled data and the target domain unlabeled data for training a domain agnostic semantic segmentation model. Relaxing this constraint enables a user to adapt pretrained models to generalize in a target domain, without requiring access to source data. To this end, we learn a prototypical distribution for the source domain in an intermediate embedding space. This distribution encodes the abstract knowledge that is learned from the source domain. We then use this distribution for aligning the target domain distribution with the source domain distribution in the embedding space. We provide theoretical analysis and explain conditions under which our algorithm is effective. Experiments on benchmark adaptation tasks demonstrate our method achieves competitive performance even compared with joint UDA approaches.




How to Cite

Stan, S., & Rostami, M. (2021). Unsupervised Model Adaptation for Continual Semantic Segmentation. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 35(3), 2593-2601. https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v35i3.16362



AAAI Technical Track on Computer Vision II