# Questions tagged [wasserstein-gan]

For questions related to the Wasserstein GAN, introduced in "Wasserstein Generative Adversarial Networks" (2017, PMLR) by Martin Arjovsky et al.

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### How exactly do you backpropagate the gradient penalty in WGAN-GP?

I am trying to implement WGANs from scratch. The loss function for the critic is given by : which i implement in my code as L = average(real output) - average(fake output) + lambda*GP. For ...
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### Generator of my GAN ( WGAN with spectral norm just gets worse and worse after a while and then gets stuck

I am having this issue where the generated images get better after a while, but just keep getting worse and worse. I monitored the gradient coming into the generator for the picture of "3": ...
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### Do WGAN gradients require multi-variable calculus?

The generator tries to maximise this function D(G(z)). That much I understand. But how can the critic maximise D(x) - D(G(z)). ...
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### GAN : Why does a perfect discriminator mean no gradient for the generator?

In the training of a Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) system, a perfect discriminator (D) is one which outputs 1 ("true image") for all images of the training dataset and 0 ("false ...
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### Is Relativistic GAN better than WGAN-GP?

I am currently reading the ESRGAN paper and I noticed that they have used Relativistic GAN for training discriminator. So, is it because Relativistic GAN leads to better results than WGAN-GP?
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### What is being optimized with WGAN loss? Is the generator maximizing or minimizing the critic value?

I am kind of new to the field of GANs and decided to develop a WGAN. All of the information online seems to be kind of contradicting itself. The more I read, the more I become confused, so I'm hoping ...
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### Why do we use a linear interpolation of fake and real data to penalize the gradient of discriminator in WGAN-GP

I'm trying to better frame/summarize the formulations and motivations behind Wasserstein GAN with gradient penalty, based on my understanding. For the basic GAN we are trying to optimize the following ...
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### Possible improvements to WGAN-GP output images

I am mapping rather complex data into what essentially amounts to a greyscale image to take better advantage of GANs for generative means. Here is an example of some real data: All real data is of ...
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### How to calculate the gradient penalty proposed in "Improved Training of Wasserstein GANs"?

The research paper titled Improved Training of Wasserstein GANs proposed a gradient penalty in order to avoid undesired behavior due to weight clipping of the discriminator. We now propose an ...
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### What to do with a GAN that trained well but got worse over time?

I am training a WGAN-GP network based on the following paper, though I am using a different dataset. Now, for the first ~ 60-70 epochs, my network trained really well, which I could see in the loss ...
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### How can I estimate the minimum number of training samples needed to get interesting results with WGAN?

Let's say we have a WGAN where the generator and critic have 8 layers and 5 million parameters each. I know that the greater the number of training samples the better, but is there a way to know the ...
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### Classifying generated samples with Wasserstein-GAN as real or fake

I'm quite new to GANs and I am trying to use a Wasserstein GAN as an augmentation technique. I found this article https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095809918301127, and would like to ...
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### Aren't scores in the Wasserstein GAN probabilities?

I am quite new to GAN and I am reading about WGAN vs DCGAN. Relating to the Wasserstein GAN (WGAN), I read here Instead of using a discriminator to classify or predict the probability of generated ...
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### Wasserstein GAN: Implemention of Critic Loss Correct?

The WGAN paper concretely proposes Algorithm 1 (cf. page 8). Now, they also state what their loss for the critic and the generator is. When implementing the critic loss (so lines 5 and 6 of Algorithm ...
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### WGAN-GP Loss formalization

I have to write the formalization of the loss function of my network, built following the WGAN-GP model. The discriminator takes 3 consecutive images as input (such as 3 consecutive frames of a video) ...
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### What is the reason for mode collapse in GAN as opposed to WGAN?

In this article I am reading: $D_{KL}$ gives us inifity when two distributions are disjoint. The value of $D_{JS}$ has sudden jump, not differentiable at $\theta=0$. Only Wasserstein metric provides ...
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### Under what conditions can one find the optimal critic in WGAN?

The Kantorovich-Rubinstein duality for the optimal transport problem implies that the Wasserstein distance between two distributions $\mu_1$ and $\mu_2$ can be computed as (equation 2 in section 3 in ...
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