WELDON: Weakly Supervised Learning of Deep Convolutional Neural Networks

Thibaut Durand, Nicolas Thome, Matthieu Cord
2016 2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)  
In this paper, we introduce a novel framework for WEakly supervised Learning of Deep cOnvolutional neural Networks (WELDON). Our method is dedicated to automatically selecting relevant image regions from weak annotations, e.g. global image labels, and encompasses the following contributions. Firstly, WELDON leverages recent improvements on the Multiple Instance Learning paradigm, i.e. negative evidence scoring and top instance selection. Secondly, the deep CNN is trained to optimize Average
more » ... ision, and fine-tuned on the target dataset with efficient computations due to convolutional feature sharing. A thorough experimental validation shows that WELDON outperforms state-of-the-art results on six different datasets.
doi:10.1109/cvpr.2016.513 dblp:conf/cvpr/DurandTC16 fatcat:2mqnc6l7jzhmhgjr55vispq4he