#### [1906.02940] Selfie: Self-supervised Pretraining for Image Embedding

We introduce a pretraining technique called Selfie, which stands for SELF-supervised Image Embedding. Selfie generalizes the concept of masked language modeling to continuous data, such as images. Given masked-out patches in an input image, our method learns to select the correct patch, among other "distractor" patches sampled from the same image, to fill in the masked location. This classification objective sidesteps the need for predicting exact pixel values of the target patches. The pretraining architecture includes a network of convolutional blocks to process patches followed by an attention pooling network to summarize the content of unmasked patches before predicting masked ones. During finetuning, we reuse the convolutional weights found by pretraining. We evaluate our method on three benchmarks (CIFAR-10, ImageNet 32 x 32, and ImageNet 224 x 224) with varying amounts of labeled data, from 5% to 100% of the training sets. Our pretraining method provides consistent improvements ...

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Keywords: embedding
Date: 2019/06/10 02:18

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@lmthang Introducing Selfie, an unsupervised pretraining method that extends the concept of masked language model (e.g., BERT) towards continuous data, such as images. Overall challenging, but promising in low-data regime! Joint work with @thtrieu_ @quocleix https://t.co/KYXyL5eHIK https://t.co/A6ogEIFjtS
@quantrad This looks promising for radiology in settings with sparse data [1906.02940] Selfie: Self-supervised Pretraining for Image Embedding https://t.co/RzRxlvPWw6
@thtrieu_ Great paper exploring attention architecture for images! We encounter similar results in our latest work https://t.co/C28anYyYvT. Table 5 shows that keeping first layers conv, while using attention for last layers improve ResNet performance. https://t.co/ZLlHX6DzPi

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