Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) have obtained extraordinary success in the generation of realistic images, a domain where a lower pixel-level accuracy is acceptable. We study the problem, not yet tackled in the literature, of generating semantic images starting from a prior distribution. Intuitively this problem can be approached using standard methods and architectures. However, a better-suited approach is needed to avoid generating blurry, hallucinated and thus unusable images since tasks like semantic segmentation require pixel-level exactness. In this work, we present a novel architecture for learning to generate pixel-level accurate semantic images, namely Semantic Generative Adversarial Networks (SemGANs). The experimental evaluation shows that our architecture outperforms standard ones from both a quantitative and a qualitative point of view in many semantic image generation tasks.
- Pub Date:
- June 2019
- Computer Science - Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition;
- Computer Science - Machine Learning;
- Electrical Engineering and Systems Science - Image and Video Processing;
- Statistics - Machine Learning