AI in EE

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AI in Signal Division

AI in EE

AI IN DIVISIONS

AI in Signal Division ​ ​

AI in Signal Division

Joint Negative and Positive Learning for Noisy Labels(CVPR 2021)

Youngdong Kim, Juseung Yun, Hyounguk Shon and Junmo Kim

Training of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) with data with noisy labels is known to be a challenge. Based on the fact that directly providing the label to the data (Positive Learning; PL) has a risk of allowing CNNs to memorize the contaminated labels for the case of noisy data, the indirect learning approach that uses complementary labels (Negative Learning for Noisy Labels; NLNL) has proven to be highly effective in preventing overfitting to noisy data as it reduces the risk of providing faulty target. NLNL further employs a three-stage pipeline to improve convergence. As a result, filtering noisy data through the NLNL pipeline is cumbersome, increasing the training cost. In this study, we propose a novel improvement of NLNL, named Joint Negative and Positive Learning (JNPL), that unifies the filtering pipeline into a single stage. JNPL trains CNN via two losses, NL+ and PL+, which are improved upon NL and PL loss functions, respectively. We analyze the fundamental issue of NL loss function and develop new NL+ loss function producing gradient that enhances the convergence of noisy data. Furthermore, PL+ loss function is designed to enable faster convergence to expected-to-be-clean data. We show that the NL+ and PL+ train CNN simultaneously, significantly simplifying the pipeline, allowing greater ease of practical use compared to NLNL. With a simple semi-supervised training technique, our method achieves state-of-the-art accuracy for noisy data classification based on the superior filtering ability.