Look Around and Refer: 2D Synthetic Semantics Knowledge Distillation for 3D Visual Grounding

Eslam Mohamed Bakr, Yasmeen Alsaedy, Mohamed Elhoseiny

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Abstract

The 3D visual grounding task has been explored with visual and language streams comprehending referential language to identify target objects in 3D scenes. However, most existing methods devote the visual stream to capturing the 3D visual clues using off-the-shelf point clouds encoders. The main question we address in this paper is “can we consolidate the 3D visual stream by 2D clues synthesized from point clouds and efficiently utilize them in training and testing?”. The main idea is to assist the 3D encoder by incorporating rich 2D object representations without requiring extra 2D inputs. To this end, we leverage 2D clues, synthetically generated from 3D point clouds, and empirically show their aptitude to boost the quality of the learned visual representations. We validate our approach through comprehensive experiments on Nr3D, Sr3D, and ScanRefer datasets and show consistent performance gains compared to existing methods. Our proposed module, dubbed as Look Around and Refer (LAR), significantly outperforms the state-of-the-art 3D visual grounding techniques on three benchmarks, i.e., Nr3D, Sr3D, and ScanRefer. The code is available at https://eslambakr.github.io/LAR.github.io/.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems 35 - 36th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, NeurIPS 2022
EditorsS. Koyejo, S. Mohamed, A. Agarwal, D. Belgrave, K. Cho, A. Oh
PublisherNeural information processing systems foundation
ISBN (Electronic)9781713871088
StatePublished - 2022
Event36th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, NeurIPS 2022 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Nov 28 2022Dec 9 2022

Publication series

NameAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems
Volume35
ISSN (Print)1049-5258

Conference

Conference36th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, NeurIPS 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period11/28/2212/9/22

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing

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