Negative Pseudo Labeling Using Class Proportion for Semantic Segmentation in Pathology

Hiroki Tokunaga, Brian Kenji Iwana, Yuki Teramoto, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Ryoma Bise

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7 Citations (Scopus)


In pathological diagnosis, since the proportion of the adenocarcinoma subtypes is related to the recurrence rate and the survival time after surgery, the proportion of cancer subtypes for pathological images has been recorded as diagnostic information in some hospitals. In this paper, we propose a subtype segmentation method that uses such proportional labels as weakly supervised labels. If the estimated class rate is higher than that of the annotated class rate, we generate negative pseudo labels, which indicate, “input image does not belong to this negative label,” in addition to standard pseudo labels. It can force out the low confidence samples and mitigate the problem of positive pseudo label learning which cannot label low confident unlabeled samples. Our method outperformed the state-of-the-art semi-supervised learning (SSL) methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision – ECCV 2020 - 16th European Conference, 2020, Proceedings
EditorsAndrea Vedaldi, Horst Bischof, Thomas Brox, Jan-Michael Frahm
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783030585549
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event16th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2020 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Aug 23 2020Aug 28 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12360 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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