cGANs with Projection Discriminator

ICLR 2018

By : Takeru Miyato, Masanori Koyama


We propose a novel, projection based way to incorporate the conditional information into the discriminator of GANs that respects the role of the conditional information in the underlining probabilistic model.
This approach is in contrast with most frameworks of conditional GANs used in application today, which use the conditional information by concatenating the (embedded) conditional vector to the feature vectors.
With this modification, we were able to significantly improve the quality of the class conditional image generation on ILSVRC2012 (ImageNet) dataset from the current state-of-the-art result, and we achieved this with a single pair of a discriminator and a generator.
We were also able to extend the application to super-resolution and succeeded in producing highly discriminative super-resolution images.

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