Probabilistic End-To-End Noise Correction for Learning With Noisy Labels

Kun Yi, Jianxin Wu; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019, pp. 7017-7025

Abstract


Deep learning has achieved excellent performance in various computer vision tasks, but requires a lot of training examples with clean labels. It is easy to collect a dataset with noisy labels, but such noise makes networks overfit seriously and accuracies drop dramatically. To address this problem, we propose an end-to-end framework called PENCIL, which can update both network parameters and label estimations as label distributions. PENCIL is independent of the backbone network structure and does not need an auxiliary clean dataset or prior information about noise, thus it is more general and robust than existing methods and is easy to apply. PENCIL outperformed previous state-of-the-art methods by large margins on both synthetic and real-world datasets with different noise types and noise rates. Experiments show that PENCIL is robust on clean datasets, too.

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@InProceedings{Yi_2019_CVPR,
author = {Yi, Kun and Wu, Jianxin},
title = {Probabilistic End-To-End Noise Correction for Learning With Noisy Labels},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2019}
}