Unsupervised Representation Adversarial Learning Network: from Reconstruction to Generation [article]

Yuqian Zhou, Kuangxiao Gu, Thomas Huang
2019 arXiv   pre-print
A good representation for arbitrarily complicated data should have the capability of semantic generation, clustering and reconstruction. Previous research has already achieved impressive performance on either one. This paper aims at learning a disentangled representation effective for all of them in an unsupervised way. To achieve all the three tasks together, we learn the forward and inverse mapping between data and representation on the basis of a symmetric adversarial process. In theory, we
more » ... inimize the upper bound of the two conditional entropy loss between the latent variables and the observations together to achieve the cycle consistency. The newly proposed RepGAN is tested on MNIST, fashionMNIST, CelebA, and SVHN datasets to perform unsupervised classification, generation and reconstruction tasks. The result demonstrates that RepGAN is able to learn a useful and competitive representation. To the author's knowledge, our work is the first one to achieve both a high unsupervised classification accuracy and low reconstruction error on MNIST. Codes are available at https://github.com/yzhouas/RepGAN-tensorflow.
arXiv:1804.07353v2 fatcat:t3qolvtdbbhxhmk45cjwrbdxky