RESEARCH

COMPUTER VISION

Unsupervised Pre-Training of Image Features on Non-Curated Data

October 28, 2019

Abstract

Pre-training general-purpose visual features with convolutional neural networks without relying on annotations is a challenging and important task. Most recent efforts in unsupervised feature learning have focused on either small or highly curated datasets like ImageNet, whereas using non-curated raw datasets was found to decrease the feature quality when evaluated on a transfer task. Our goal is to bridge the performance gap between unsupervised methods trained on curated data, which are costly to obtain, and massive raw datasets that are easily available. To that effect, we propose a new unsupervised approach which leverages self-supervision and clustering to capture complementary statistics from large-scale data. We validate our approach on 96 million images from YFCC100M [44], achieving state-of-the-art results among unsupervised methods on standard benchmarks, which confirms the potential of unsupervised learning when only non-curated raw data are available. We also show that pre-training a supervised VGG-16 with our method achieves 74.9% top-1 classification accuracy on the validation set of ImageNet, which is an improvement of +0.8% over the same network trained from scratch. Our code is available at https://github.com/facebookresearch/DeeperCluster.

Download the Paper

Related Publications

June 17, 2019

COMPUTER VISION

Graph-Based Global Reasoning Networks | Facebook AI Research

Yunpeng Chen, Marcus Rohrbach, Zhicheng Yan, Shuicheng Yan, Jiashi Feng, Yannis Kalantidis

June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019

COMPUTER VISION

DMC-Net: Generating Discriminative Motion Cues for Fast Compressed Video Action Recognition | Facebook AI Research

Zheng Shou, Xudong Lin, Yannis Kalantidis, Laura Sevilla-Lara, Marcus Rohrbach, Shih-Fu Chang, Zhicheng Yan

June 17, 2019

June 18, 2019

COMPUTER VISION

Embodied Question Answering in Photorealistic Environments with Point Cloud Perception | Facebook AI Research

Erik Wijmans, Samyak Datta, Oleksandr Maksymets, Abhishek Das, Georgia Gkioxari, Stefan Lee, Irfan Essa, Devi Parikh, Dhruv Batra

June 18, 2019

June 11, 2019

NLP

COMPUTER VISION

Adversarial Inference for Multi-Sentence Video Description | Facebook AI Research

Jae Sung Park, Marcus Rohrbach, Trevor Darrell, Anna Rohrbach

June 11, 2019

Help Us Pioneer The Future of AI

We share our open source frameworks, tools, libraries, and models for everything from research exploration to large-scale production deployment.