Point MixSwap: Attentional Point Cloud Mixing via Swapping Matched Structural Divisions

Ardian Umam*, Cheng Kun Yang, Yung Yu Chuang, Jen Hui Chuang, Yen Yu Lin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Data augmentation is developed for increasing the amount and diversity of training data to enhance model learning. Compared to 2D images, point clouds, with the 3D geometric nature as well as the high collection and annotation costs, pose great challenges and potentials for augmentation. This paper presents a 3D augmentation method that explores the structural variance across multiple point clouds, and generates more diverse point clouds to enrich the training set. Specifically, we propose an attention module that decomposes a point cloud into several disjoint point subsets, called divisions, in a way where each division has a corresponding division in another point cloud. The augmented point clouds are synthesized by swapping matched divisions. They exhibit high diversity since both intra- and inter-cloud variations are explored, hence useful for downstream tasks. The proposed method for augmentation can act as a module and be integrated into a point-based network. The resultant framework is end-to-end trainable. The experiments show that it achieves state-of-the-art performance on the ModelNet40 and ModelNet10 benchmarks. The code for this work is publicly available (The source code is available at: https://github.com/ardianumam/PointMixSwap ).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision – ECCV 2022 - 17th European Conference, Proceedings
EditorsShai Avidan, Gabriel Brostow, Moustapha Cissé, Giovanni Maria Farinella, Tal Hassner
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783031198175
StatePublished - 2022
Event17th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2022 - Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 23 Oct 202227 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13689 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference17th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2022
CityTel Aviv


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