Low-Shot Learning With Large-Scale Diffusion

Matthijs Douze, Arthur Szlam, Bharath Hariharan, Hervé Jégou; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 3349-3358


This paper considers the problem of inferring image labels from images when only a few annotated examples are available at training time. This setup is often referred to as low-shot learning, where a standard approach is to re-train the last few layers of a convolutional neural network learned on separate classes for which training examples are abundant. We consider a semi-supervised setting based on a large collection of images to support label propagation. This is possible by leveraging the recent advances on large-scale similarity graph construction. We show that despite its conceptual simplicity, scaling label propagation up to hundred millions of images leads to state of the art accuracy in the low-shot learning regime.

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author = {Douze, Matthijs and Szlam, Arthur and Hariharan, Bharath and Jégou, Hervé},
title = {Low-Shot Learning With Large-Scale Diffusion},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}