Variational Autoencoders For Semi-Supervised Deep Metric Learning

Nathan Safir, Meekail Zain, Curtis Godwin, Eric Miller, Bella Humphrey, Shannon Quinn
2022 Proceedings of the Python in Science Conferences   unpublished
Deep metric learning (DML) methods generally do not incorporate unlabelled data. We propose borrowing components of the variational autoencoder (VAE) methodology to extend DML methods to train on semi-supervised datasets. We experimentally evaluate the atomic benefits to the perform-ing DML on the VAE latent space such as the enhanced ability to train using unlabelled data and to induce bias given prior knowledge. We find that jointly training DML with an autoencoder and VAE may be potentially
more » ... elpful for some semi-suprevised datasets, but that a training routine of alternating between the DML loss and an additional unsupervised loss across epochs is generally unviable.
doi:10.25080/majora-212e5952-022 fatcat:t2n7pjwkw5buxiou4mcywejegi