Deep Randomized Ensembles for Metric Learning

Hong Xuan, Richard Souvenir, Robert Pless; Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 723-734


Learning embedding functions, which map semantically related inputs to nearby locations in a feature space supports a variety of classification and information retrieval tasks. In this work, we propose a novel, generalizable and fast method to define a family of embedding functions that can be used as an ensemble to give improved results. Each embedding function is learned by randomly bagging the training labels into small subsets. We show experimentally that these embedding ensembles create effective embedding functions. The ensemble output defines a metric space that improves state of the art performance for image retrieval on CUB-200-2011, Cars-196, In-Shop Clothes Retrieval and VehicleID.

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author = {Xuan, Hong and Souvenir, Richard and Pless, Robert},
title = {Deep Randomized Ensembles for Metric Learning},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}