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Self-Supervised Image Classification

20 papers with code · Computer Vision

This is the task of image classification using representations learnt with self-supervised learning. Self-supervised methods generally involve a pretext task that is solved to learn a good representation and a loss function to learn with. One example of a loss function is an autoencoder based loss where the goal is reconstruction of an image pixel-by-pixel. A more popular recent example is a contrastive loss, which measure the similarity of sample pairs in a representation space, and where there can be a varying target instead of a fixed target to reconstruct (as in the case of autoencoders).

A common evaluation protocol is to train a linear classifier on top of (frozen) representations learnt by self-supervised methods. The leaderboards for the linear evaluation protocol can be found below. In practice, it is more common to fine-tune features on a downstream task. An alternative evaluation protocol therefore uses semi-supervised learning and finetunes on a % of the labels. The leaderboards for the finetuning protocol can be accessed here.

You may want to read some blog posts before reading the papers and checking the leaderboards:

There is also Yann LeCun's talk at AAAI-20 which you can watch here (35:00+).

( Image credit: A Simple Framework for Contrastive Learning of Visual Representations )

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Greatest papers with code

On Mutual Information Maximization for Representation Learning

ICLR 2020 google-research/google-research

Many recent methods for unsupervised or self-supervised representation learning train feature extractors by maximizing an estimate of the mutual information (MI) between different views of the data.

REPRESENTATION LEARNING SELF-SUPERVISED IMAGE CLASSIFICATION

Bootstrap your own latent: A new approach to self-supervised Learning

13 Jun 2020deepmind/deepmind-research

From an augmented view of an image, we train the online network to predict the target network representation of the same image under a different augmented view.

REPRESENTATION LEARNING SELF-SUPERVISED IMAGE CLASSIFICATION SELF-SUPERVISED LEARNING SEMI-SUPERVISED IMAGE CLASSIFICATION

Colorful Image Colorization

28 Mar 2016richzhang/colorization

We embrace the underlying uncertainty of the problem by posing it as a classification task and use class-rebalancing at training time to increase the diversity of colors in the result.

COLORIZATION SELF-SUPERVISED IMAGE CLASSIFICATION

Improved Baselines with Momentum Contrastive Learning

9 Mar 2020facebookresearch/moco

Contrastive unsupervised learning has recently shown encouraging progress, e. g., in Momentum Contrast (MoCo) and SimCLR.

CONTRASTIVE LEARNING DATA AUGMENTATION REPRESENTATION LEARNING SELF-SUPERVISED IMAGE CLASSIFICATION

Big Self-Supervised Models are Strong Semi-Supervised Learners

17 Jun 2020google-research/simclr

The proposed semi-supervised learning algorithm can be summarized in three steps: unsupervised pretraining of a big ResNet model using SimCLRv2, supervised fine-tuning on a few labeled examples, and distillation with unlabeled examples for refining and transferring the task-specific knowledge.

SELF-SUPERVISED IMAGE CLASSIFICATION SEMI-SUPERVISED IMAGE CLASSIFICATION

Generative Pretraining from Pixels

ICML 2020 openai/image-gpt

Inspired by progress in unsupervised representation learning for natural language, we examine whether similar models can learn useful representations for images.

Ranked #11 on Image Classification on STL-10 (using extra training data)

SELF-SUPERVISED IMAGE CLASSIFICATION UNSUPERVISED REPRESENTATION LEARNING

Contrastive Multiview Coding

ECCV 2020 HobbitLong/CMC

We analyze key properties of the approach that make it work, finding that the contrastive loss outperforms a popular alternative based on cross-view prediction, and that the more views we learn from, the better the resulting representation captures underlying scene semantics.

CONTRASTIVE LEARNING OBJECT CLASSIFICATION SELF-SUPERVISED ACTION RECOGNITION SELF-SUPERVISED IMAGE CLASSIFICATION