Hyperspherical Consistency Regularization

Cheng Tan, Zhangyang Gao, Lirong Wu, Siyuan Li, Stan Z. Li; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022, pp. 7244-7255


Recent advances in contrastive learning have enlightened diverse applications across various semi-supervised fields. Jointly training supervised learning and unsupervised learning with a shared feature encoder becomes a common scheme. Though it benefits from taking advantage of both feature-dependent information from self-supervised learning and label-dependent information from supervised learning, this scheme remains suffering from bias of the classifier. In this work, we systematically explore the relationship between self-supervised learning and supervised learning, and study how self-supervised learning helps robust data-efficient deep learning. We propose hyperspherical consistency regularization (HCR), a simple yet effective plug-and-play method, to regularize the classifier using feature-dependent information and thus avoid bias from labels. Specifically, HCR first project logits from the classifier and feature projections from the projection head on the respective hypersphere, then it enforces data points on hyperspheres to have similar structures by minimizing binary cross entropy of pairwise distances' similarity metrics. Extensive experiments on semi-supervised learning and weakly-supervised learning demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposed method, by showing superior performance with HCR.

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@InProceedings{Tan_2022_CVPR, author = {Tan, Cheng and Gao, Zhangyang and Wu, Lirong and Li, Siyuan and Li, Stan Z.}, title = {Hyperspherical Consistency Regularization}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2022}, pages = {7244-7255} }