A Large-Scale Attribute Dataset for Zero-Shot Learning

Bo Zhao, Yanwei Fu, Rui Liang, Jiahong Wu, Yonggang Wang, Yizhou Wang; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2019, pp. 0-0

Abstract


Zero-Shot Learning (ZSL) has attracted huge research attention over the past few years; it aims to learn the new concepts that have never been seen before. Each concept (class) is embedded in two or more modalities, e.g., the image features and semantic embeddings. Attributes are introduced as the intermediate semantic representation to realize the knowledge transfer from seen to unseen classes. Previous ZSL algorithms are tested on several benchmark datasets, which are defective in terms of the image distribution and attribute diversity. In addition, we argue that the "co-occurrence bias problem" of existing datasets, which is caused by the biased co-occurrence of objects, significantly hinders models from correctly learning the concept. To overcome these problems, we propose a Large-scale Attribute Dataset (LAD) with 78,017 images of 230 classes. 359 attributes of visual, semantic and subjective properties are defined and annotated in instance-level. Seven state-of-the-art ZSL algorithms are tested on this new dataset. The experimental results reveal the challenge of implementing ZSL on our dataset. Based on the proposed dataset, Zero-shot Learning Competition of AI Challenger (>110 teams attended) has been organized for promoting ZSL research.

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@InProceedings{Zhao_2019_CVPR_Workshops,
author = {Zhao, Bo and Fu, Yanwei and Liang, Rui and Wu, Jiahong and Wang, Yonggang and Wang, Yizhou},
title = {A Large-Scale Attribute Dataset for Zero-Shot Learning},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops},
month = {June},
year = {2019}
}