HybridNet: Classification and Reconstruction Cooperation for Semi-Supervised Learning

Thomas Robert, Nicolas Thome, Matthieu Cord; Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 153-169

Abstract


In this paper, we introduce a new model for leveraging unlabeled data to improve generalization performances of image classifiers: a two-branch encoder-decoder architecture called HybridNet. The first branch receives supervision signal and is dedicated to the extraction of invariant class-related representations. The second branch is fully unsupervised and dedicated to model information discarded by the first branch to reconstruct input data. To further support the expected behavior of our model, we propose an original training objective. It favors stability in the discriminative branch and complementarity between the learned representations in the two branches. HybridNet is able to outperform state-of-the-art results on CIFAR-10, SVHN and STL-10 in various semi-supervised settings. In addition, visualizations and ablation studies validate our contributions and the behavior of the model on both CIFAR-10 and STL-10 datasets.

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@InProceedings{Robert_2018_ECCV,
author = {Robert, Thomas and Thome, Nicolas and Cord, Matthieu},
title = {HybridNet: Classification and Reconstruction Cooperation for Semi-Supervised Learning},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}
}