Pixel-level Scene Understanding is one of the fundamental problems in computer vision, which aims at recognizing object classes, masks and semantics of each pixel in the given image. Since the real-world is actually video-based rather than a static state, learning to perform video semantic segmentation is more reasonable and practical for realistic applications. In this paper, we adopt Mask2Former as architecture and ViT-Adapter as backbone. Then, we propose a recyclable semi-supervised training method based on multi-model ensemble. Our method achieves the mIoU scores of 62.97% and 65.83% on Development test and final test respectively. Finally, we obtain the 2nd place in the Video Scene Parsing in the Wild Challenge at CVPR 2023.
Video super-resolution is one of the most popular tasks on mobile devices, being widely used for an automatic improvement of low-bitrate and low-resolution video streams. While numerous solutions have been proposed for this problem, they are usually quite computationally demanding, demonstrating low FPS rates and power efficiency on mobile devices. In this Mobile AI challenge, we address this problem and propose the participants to design an end-to-end real-time video super-resolution solution for mobile NPUs optimized for low energy consumption. The participants were provided with the REDS training dataset containing video sequences for a 4X video upscaling task. The runtime and power efficiency of all models was evaluated on the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 9000 platform with a dedicated AI processing unit capable of accelerating floating-point and quantized neural networks. All proposed solutions are fully compatible with the above NPU, demonstrating an up to 500 FPS rate and 0.2 [Watt / 30 FPS] power consumption. A detailed description of all models developed in the challenge is provided in this paper.
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arXiv:2105.07809, arXiv:2211.04470, arXiv:2211.03885
We propose a novel method to accelerate training and inference process of recurrent neural network transducer (RNN-T) based on the guidance from a co-trained connectionist temporal classification (CTC) model. We made a key assumption that if an encoder embedding frame is classified as a blank frame by the CTC model, it is likely that this frame will be aligned to blank for all the partial alignments or hypotheses in RNN-T and it can be discarded from the decoder input. We also show that this frame reduction operation can be applied in the middle of the encoder, which result in significant speed up for the training and inference in RNN-T. We further show that the CTC alignment, a by-product of the CTC decoder, can also be used to perform lattice reduction for RNN-T during training. Our method is evaluated on the Librispeech and SpeechStew tasks. We demonstrate that the proposed method is able to accelerate the RNN-T inference by 2.2 times with similar or slightly better word error rates (WER).
This paper reviews the NTIRE 2022 Challenge on Super-Resolution and Quality Enhancement of Compressed Video. In this challenge, we proposed the LDV 2.0 dataset, which includes the LDV dataset (240 videos) and 95 additional videos. This challenge includes three tracks. Track 1 aims at enhancing the videos compressed by HEVC at a fixed QP. Track 2 and Track 3 target both the super-resolution and quality enhancement of HEVC compressed video. They require x2 and x4 super-resolution, respectively. The three tracks totally attract more than 600 registrations. In the test phase, 8 teams, 8 teams and 12 teams submitted the final results to Tracks 1, 2 and 3, respectively. The proposed methods and solutions gauge the state-of-the-art of super-resolution and quality enhancement of compressed video. The proposed LDV 2.0 dataset is available at https://github.com/RenYang-home/LDV_dataset. The homepage of this challenge (including open-sourced codes) is at https://github.com/RenYang-home/NTIRE22_VEnh_SR.