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Cross-Domain Few-Shot Segmentation via Iterative Support-Query Correspondence Mining

Jiahao Nie · Yun Xing · Gongjie Zhang · Pei Yan · Aoran Xiao · Yap-peng Tan · Alex C. Kot · Shijian Lu

Arch 4A-E Poster #312
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Wed 19 Jun 10:30 a.m. PDT — noon PDT


Cross-Domain Few-Shot Segmentation (CD-FSS) poses the challenge of segmenting novel categories from a distinct domain using only limited exemplars. In this paper, we undertake a comprehensive study of CD-FSS and uncover two crucial insights: (i) the necessity of a fine-tuning stage to effectively transfer the learned meta-knowledge across domains, and (ii) the overfitting risk during the naïve fine-tuning due to the scarcity of novel category examples. With these insights, we propose a novel cross-domain fine-tuning strategy that addresses the challenging CD-FSS tasks. We first design Bi-directional Few-shot Prediction (BFP), which establishes support-query correspondence in a bi-directional manner, crafting augmented supervision to reduce the overfitting risk. Then we further extend BFP into Iterative Few-shot Adaptor (IFA), which is a recursive framework to capture the support-query correspondence iteratively, targeting maximal exploitation of supervisory signals from the sparse novel category samples. Extensive empirical evaluations show that our method significantly outperforms the state-of-the-arts (+7.8%), which verifies that IFA tackles the cross-domain challenges and mitigates the overfitting simultaneously. The code is available at:

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