GECNN for Weakly Supervised Semantic Segmentation of 3D Point Clouds

Zifen HE, Shouye ZHU, Ying HUANG, Yinhui ZHANG
2021 IEICE transactions on information and systems  
This paper presents a novel method for weakly supervised semantic segmentation of 3D point clouds using a novel graph and edge convolutional neural network (GECNN) towards 1% and 10% point cloud with labels. Our general framework facilitates semantic segmentation by encoding both global and local scale features via a parallel graph and edge aggregation scheme. More specifically, global scale graph structure cues of point clouds are captured by a graph convolutional neural network, which is
more » ... gated from pairwise affinity representation over the whole graph established in a d-dimensional feature embedding space. We integrate local scale features derived from a dynamic edge feature aggregation convolutional neural networks that allows us to fusion both global and local cues of 3D point clouds. The proposed GECNN model is trained by using a comprehensive objective which consists of incomplete, inexact, selfsupervision and smoothness constraints based on partially labeled points. The proposed approach enforces global and local consistency constraints directly on the objective losses. It inherently handles the challenges of segmenting sparse 3D point clouds with limited annotations in a large scale point cloud space. Our experiments on the ShapeNet and S3DIS benchmarks demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach for efficient (within 20 epochs) learning of large scale point cloud semantics despite very limited labels.
doi:10.1587/transinf.2021edp7134 fatcat:iy6ctacj4rddvgfbltcuvybwb4