unitGenerator
Create unsupervised imagetoimage translation (UNIT) generator network
Since R2021a
Description
creates a UNIT generator network, net
= unitGenerator(inputSizeSource
)net
, for input of size
inputSizeSource
. For more information about the network architecture,
see UNIT Generator Network. The network has two inputs and
four outputs:
The two network inputs are images in the source and target domains. By default, the target image size is same as source image size. You can change the number of channels in the target image by specifying the
NumTargetInputChannels
namevalue argument.Two of the network outputs are selfreconstructed outputs, in other words, sourcetosource and targettotarget translated images. The other two network outputs are the sourcetotarget and targettosource translated images.
This function requires Deep Learning Toolbox™.
modifies aspects of the UNIT generator network using namevalue arguments.net
= unitGenerator(inputSizeSource
,Name=Value
)
Examples
Create UNIT Generator
Specify the network input size for RGB images of size 128by128.
inputSize = [128 128 3];
Create a UNIT generator that generates RGB images of the input size.
net = unitGenerator(inputSize);
Display the network.
analyzeNetwork(net)
Create UNIT Generator with Five Residual Blocks
Specify the network input size for RGB images of size 128by128 pixels.
inputSize = [128 128 3];
Create a UNIT generator with five residual blocks, three of which are shared between the encoder and decoder modules.
net = unitGenerator(inputSize,NumResidualBlocks=5, ...
NumSharedBlocks=3);
Display the network.
analyzeNetwork(net)
Input Arguments
inputSizeSource
— Input size of source image
3element vector of positive integers
Input size of the source image, specified as a 3element vector of positive
integers. inputSizeSource
has the form [H
W
C], where H is the height,
W is the width, and C is the number of
channels. The length of each dimension must be evenly divisible by
2^NumDownsamplingBlocks
.
NameValue Arguments
Specify optional pairs of arguments as
Name1=Value1,...,NameN=ValueN
, where Name
is
the argument name and Value
is the corresponding value.
Namevalue arguments must appear after other arguments, but the order of the
pairs does not matter.
Example: net = unitGenerator(inputSizeSource,NumDownsamplingBlocks=3)
creates a network with three downsampling blocks.
Before R2021a, use commas to separate each name and value, and enclose
Name
in quotes.
Example: net =
unitGenerator(inputSizeSource,"NumDownsamplingBlocks",3)
creates a network with
three downsampling blocks.
NumDownsamplingBlocks
— Number of downsampling blocks
2
(default)  positive integer
Number of downsampling blocks in the source encoder and target encoder
subnetworks, specified as a positive integer. In total, the encoder module downsamples
the source and target input by a factor of
2^NumDownsamplingBlocks
. The source decoder and target decoder
subnetworks have the same number of upsampling blocks.
NumResidualBlocks
— Number of residual blocks
5
(default)  positive integer
Number of residual blocks in the encoder module, specified as a positive integer. The decoder module has the same number of residual blocks.
NumSharedBlocks
— Number of shared residual blocks
2
(default)  positive integer
Number of residual blocks in the shared encoder subnetwork, specified as a positive integer. The shared decoder subnetwork has the same number of residual blocks. The network should contain at least one shared residual block.
NumTargetChannels
— Number of channels in target image
positive integer
Number of channels in the target image, specified as a positive integer. By
default, NumTargetChannels
is the same as the number of channels
in the source image, inputSizeSource
.
NumFiltersInFirstBlock
— Number of filters in first convolution layer
64
(default)  positive even integer
Number of filters in the first convolution layer, specified as a positive even integer.
FilterSizeInFirstAndLastBlocks
— Filter size in first and last convolution layers
7
(default)  positive odd integer  2element vector of positive odd integers
Filter size in the first and last convolution layers of the network, specified as a positive odd integer or 2element vector of positive odd integers of the form [height width]. When you specify the filter size as a scalar, the filter has equal height and width.
FilterSizeInIntermediateBlocks
— Filter size in intermediate convolution layers
3
(default)  2element vector of positive odd integers  positive odd integer
Filter size in intermediate convolution layers, specified as a positive odd integer or 2element vector of positive odd integers of the form [height width]. The intermediate convolution layers are the convolution layers excluding the first and last convolution layer. When you specify the filter size as a scalar, the filter has identical height and width.
ConvolutionPaddingValue
— Style of padding
"symmetricexcludeedge"
(default)  "symmetricincludeedge"
 "replicate"
 numeric scalar
Style of padding used in the network, specified as one of these values.
PaddingValue  Description  Example 

Numeric scalar  Pad with the specified numeric value 
$$\left[\begin{array}{ccc}3& 1& 4\\ 1& 5& 9\\ 2& 6& 5\end{array}\right]\to \left[\begin{array}{ccccccc}2& 2& 2& 2& 2& 2& 2\\ 2& 2& 2& 2& 2& 2& 2\\ 2& 2& 3& 1& 4& 2& 2\\ 2& 2& 1& 5& 9& 2& 2\\ 2& 2& 2& 6& 5& 2& 2\\ 2& 2& 2& 2& 2& 2& 2\\ 2& 2& 2& 2& 2& 2& 2\end{array}\right]$$ 
"symmetricincludeedge"  Pad using mirrored values of the input, including the edge values 
$$\left[\begin{array}{ccc}3& 1& 4\\ 1& 5& 9\\ 2& 6& 5\end{array}\right]\to \left[\begin{array}{ccccccc}5& 1& 1& 5& 9& 9& 5\\ 1& 3& 3& 1& 4& 4& 1\\ 1& 3& 3& 1& 4& 4& 1\\ 5& 1& 1& 5& 9& 9& 5\\ 6& 2& 2& 6& 5& 5& 6\\ 6& 2& 2& 6& 5& 5& 6\\ 5& 1& 1& 5& 9& 9& 5\end{array}\right]$$ 
"symmetricexcludeedge"  Pad using mirrored values of the input, excluding the edge values 
$$\left[\begin{array}{ccc}3& 1& 4\\ 1& 5& 9\\ 2& 6& 5\end{array}\right]\to \left[\begin{array}{ccccccc}5& 6& 2& 6& 5& 6& 2\\ 9& 5& 1& 5& 9& 5& 1\\ 4& 1& 3& 1& 4& 1& 3\\ 9& 5& 1& 5& 9& 5& 1\\ 5& 6& 2& 6& 5& 6& 2\\ 9& 5& 1& 5& 9& 5& 1\\ 4& 1& 3& 1& 4& 1& 3\end{array}\right]$$ 
"replicate"  Pad using repeated border elements of the input 
$$\left[\begin{array}{ccc}3& 1& 4\\ 1& 5& 9\\ 2& 6& 5\end{array}\right]\to \left[\begin{array}{ccccccc}3& 3& 3& 1& 4& 4& 4\\ 3& 3& 3& 1& 4& 4& 4\\ 3& 3& 3& 1& 4& 4& 4\\ 1& 1& 1& 5& 9& 9& 9\\ 2& 2& 2& 6& 5& 5& 5\\ 2& 2& 2& 6& 5& 5& 5\\ 2& 2& 2& 6& 5& 5& 5\end{array}\right]$$ 
UpsampleMethod
— Method used to upsample activations
"transposedConv"
(default)  "bilinearResize"
 "pixelShuffle"
Method used to upsample activations, specified as one of these values:
"transposedConv"
— Use atransposedConv2dLayer
(Deep Learning Toolbox) with a stride of [2 2]."bilinearResize"
— Use aconvolution2dLayer
(Deep Learning Toolbox) with a stride of [1 1] followed by aresize2dLayer
with a scale of [2 2]."pixelShuffle"
— Use aconvolution2dLayer
(Deep Learning Toolbox) with a stride of [1 1] followed by adepthToSpace2dLayer
with a block size of [2 2].
Data Types: char
 string
ConvolutionWeightsInitializer
— Weight initialization used in convolution layers
"he"
(default)  "glorot"
 "narrownormal"
 function
Weight initialization used in convolution layers, specified as
"glorot"
, "he"
,
"narrownormal"
, or a function handle. For more information, see
Specify Custom Weight Initialization Function (Deep Learning Toolbox).
ActivationLayer
— Activation function
"relu"
(default)  "leakyRelu"
 "elu"
 layer object
Activation function to use in the network except after the first and final
convolution layers, specified as one of these values. The
unitGenerator
function automatically adds a leaky ReLU layer
after the first convolution layer. For more information and a list of available
layers, see Activation Layers (Deep Learning Toolbox).
"relu"
— Use areluLayer
(Deep Learning Toolbox)"leakyRelu"
— Use aleakyReluLayer
(Deep Learning Toolbox) with a scale factor of 0.2"elu"
— Use aneluLayer
(Deep Learning Toolbox)A layer object
SourceFinalActivationLayer
— Activation function after final convolution in source decoder
"tanh"
(default)  "sigmoid"
 "softmax"
 "none"
 layer object
Activation function after the final convolution layer in the source decoder, specified as one of these values. For more information and a list of available layers, see Activation Layers (Deep Learning Toolbox).
"tanh"
— Use atanhLayer
(Deep Learning Toolbox)"sigmoid"
— Use asigmoidLayer
(Deep Learning Toolbox)"softmax"
— Use asoftmaxLayer
(Deep Learning Toolbox)"none"
— Do not use a final activation layerA layer object
TargetFinalActivationLayer
— Activation function after final convolution in target decoder
"tanh"
(default)  "sigmoid"
 "softmax"
 "none"
 layer object
Activation function after the final convolution layer in the target decoder, specified as one of these values. For more information and a list of available layers, see Activation Layers (Deep Learning Toolbox).
"tanh"
— Use atanhLayer
(Deep Learning Toolbox)"sigmoid"
— Use asigmoidLayer
(Deep Learning Toolbox)"softmax"
— Use asoftmaxLayer
(Deep Learning Toolbox)"none"
— Do not use a final activation layerA layer object
Output Arguments
net
— UNIT generator network
dlnetwork
object
UNIT generator network, returned as a dlnetwork
(Deep Learning Toolbox) object.
More About
UNIT Generator Network
A UNIT generator network consists of three subnetworks in an encoder module followed by three subnetworks in a decoder module. The default network follows the architecture proposed by Liu, Breuel, and Kautz [1].
The encoder module downsamples the input by a factor of
2^NumDownsamplingBlocks
. The encoder module consists of three subnetworks.
The source encoder subnetwork, called 'encoderSourceBlock', has an initial block of layers that accepts data in the source domain, X_{S}. The subnetwork then has
NumDownsamplingBlocks
downsampling blocks that downsample the data andNumResidualBlocks
–NumSharedBlocks
residual blocks.The target encoder subnetwork, called 'encoderTargetBlock', has an initial block of layers that accepts data in the target domain, X_{S}. The subnetwork then has
NumDownsamplingBlocks
downsampling blocks that downsample the data, andNumResidualBlocks
–NumSharedBlocks
residual blocks.The output of the source encoder and target encoder are combined by a
concatenationLayer
(Deep Learning Toolbox)The shared residual encoder subnetwork, called 'encoderSharedBlock', accepts the concatenated data and has
NumSharedBlocks
residual blocks.
The decoder module consists of three subnetworks that perform a total of
NumDownsamplingBlocks
upsampling operations on the data.
The shared residual decoder subnetwork, called 'decoderSharedBlock', accepts data from the encoder and has
NumSharedBlocks
residual blocks.The source decoder subnetwork, called 'decoderSourceBlock', has
NumResidualBlocks
–NumSharedBlocks
residual blocks,NumDownsamplingBlocks
downsampling blocks that downsample the data, and a final block of layers that returns the output. This subnetwork returns two outputs in the source domain: X_{TS} and X_{SS}. The output X_{TS} is an image translated from the target domain to the source domain. The output X_{SS} is a selfreconstructed image from the source domain to the source domain.The target decoder subnetwork, called 'decoderTargetBlock', has
NumResidualBlocks
–NumSharedBlocks
residual blocks,NumDownsamplingBlocks
downsampling blocks that downsample the data, and a final block of layers that returns the output. This subnetwork returns two outputs in the target domain: X_{ST} and X_{TT}. The output X_{TS} is an image translated from the source domain to the target domain. The output X_{TT} is a selfreconstructed image from the target domain to the target domain.
The table describes the blocks of layers that comprise the subnetworks.
Block Type  Layers  Diagram of Default Block 

Initial block 


Downsampling block 


Residual block 


Upsampling block 


Final block 


Tips
You can create the discriminator network for UNIT by using the
patchGANDiscriminator
function.Train the UNIT GAN network using a custom training loop.
To perform domain translation of source image to target image and vice versa, use the
unitPredict
function.For shared latent feature encoding, the arguments
NumSharedBlocks
andNumResidualBlocks
must be greater than 0.
References
[1] Liu, MingYu, Thomas Breuel, and Jan Kautz. "Unsupervised ImagetoImage Translation Networks." Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 30 (NIPS 2017). Long Beach, CA: 2017. https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.00848.
Version History
Introduced in R2021a
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