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Asymmetric graph based zero shot learning

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© 2019, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. Zero-shot learning (ZSL) now has gained a great deal of focus due to its ability of recognizing unseen categories by training with samples of only seen categories. Existing efforts have been devoted to learn a projection between semantic space and feature space, which has made a big progress in ZSL. However, simply establishing a projection often suffers from the visual semantic ambiguity problem and hubness problem. Specifically, visual patterns and semantic concepts often can not properly match each other, and lead to inaccurate recognition result. To this end, in this paper, we propose a novel ZSL model, namely Asymmetric Graph-based Zero Shot Learning (AGZSL), to simultaneously preserve class level semantic manifold and instance level visual manifold in a latent space. In addition, to make the model more discriminative, we also constrain the latent space to be orthogonal, which means that the projected visual features and semantic embeddings in the latent space are orthogonal when they belong to different categories. We test our approach on four benchmark datasets under both standard zero-shot setting and more realistic generalized zero-shot learning (GZSL) setting, and the results show that our AGZSL can significantly improve the final performance comparing to the state-of-the-art methods.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Wang Y, Zhang H, Zhang Z, Long Y

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Multimedia Tools and Applications

Year: 2019

Issue: ePub ahead of Print

Online publication date: 14/05/2019

Acceptance date: 24/04/2019

ISSN (print): 1380-7501

ISSN (electronic): 1573-7721

Publisher: Springer New York LLC


DOI: 10.1007/s11042-019-7689-y


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