Semi-Supervised Representation Learning via Triplet Loss Based on Explicit Class Ratio of Unlabeled Data

2022 IEICE transactions on information and systems  
In this paper, we propose a semi-supervised triplet loss function that realizes semi-supervised representation learning in a novel manner. We extend conventional triplet loss, which uses labeled data to achieve representation learning, so that it can deal with unlabeled data. We estimate, in advance, the degree to which each label applies to each unlabeled data point, and optimize the loss function with unlabeled features according to the resulting ratios. Since the proposed loss function has
more » ... e effect of adjusting the distribution of all unlabeled data, it complements methods based on consistency regularization, which has been extensively studied in recent years. Combined with a consistency regularization-based method, our method achieves more accurate semi-supervised learning. Experiments show that the proposed loss function achieves a higher accuracy than the conventional fine-tuning method.
doi:10.1587/transinf.2021edp7073 fatcat:c6eu6fmr4zf7hakdz47mbsnsv4