Joint Manifold Diffusion for Combining Predictions on Decoupled Observations

Kwang In Kim, Hyung Jin Chang; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019, pp. 7549-7557

Abstract


We present a new predictor combination algorithm that improves a given task predictor based on potentially relevant reference predictors. Existing approaches are limited in that, to discover the underlying task dependence, they either require known parametric forms of all predictors or access to a single fixed dataset on which all predictors are jointly evaluated. To overcome these limitations, we design a new non-parametric task dependence estimation procedure that automatically aligns evaluations of heterogeneous predictors across disjoint feature sets. Our algorithm is instantiated as a robust manifold diffusion process that jointly refines the estimated predictor alignments and the corresponding task dependence. We apply this algorithm to the relative attributes ranking problem and demonstrate that it not only broadens the application range of predictor combination approaches but also outperforms existing methods even when applied to classical predictor combination settings.

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@InProceedings{Kim_2019_CVPR,
author = {Kim, Kwang In and Chang, Hyung Jin},
title = {Joint Manifold Diffusion for Combining Predictions on Decoupled Observations},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2019}
}