Weighted Self-Incremental Transfer Learning for 3D-Semantic Segmentation

Mohammed Abdou, Mahmoud Elkhateeb, Ibrahim Sobh, Ahmad El-sallab

Oct 11, 2018 NIPS 2018 Workshop MLITS Submission readers: everyone
  • Abstract: 3D semantic scene labeling is a fundamental task for Autonomous Driving. Recent work shows the capability of Deep Neural Networks in labeling 3D point sets provided by sensors like LiDAR, and Radar. Imbalanced distribution of classes in the dataset is one of the challenges that face 3D semantic scene labeling task. This leads to misclassifying for the non-dominant classes which suffer from two main problems: a) rare appearance in the dataset, and b) few sensor points reflected from one object of these classes. This paper proposes a Weighted Self-Incremental Transfer Learning as a generalized methodology that solves the imbalanced training dataset problems. It re-weights the components of the loss function computed from individual classes based on their frequencies in the training dataset, and applies Self-Incremental Transfer Learning by running the Neural Network model on non-dominant classes first, then dominant classes one-by-one are added. The experimental results introduce a new 3D point cloud semantic segmentation benchmark for KITTI dataset.
  • Keywords: Semantic Segmentation, Imbalanced Data, Weighted Self-Incremental learning, Safe Autonomous Driving
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