Comprehensive semi-supervised multi-modal learning

Yang Yang, Ke Tao Wang, De Chuan Zhan, Hui Xiong, Yuan Jiang

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Multi-modal learning refers to the process of learning a precise model to represent the joint representations of different modalities. Despite its promise for multi-modal learning, the co-regularization method is based on the consistency principle with a sufficient assumption, which usually does not hold for real-world multi-modal data. Indeed, due to the modal insufficiency in real-world applications, there are divergences among heterogeneous modalities. This imposes a critical challenge for multi-modal learning. To this end, in this paper, we propose a novel Comprehensive Multi-Modal Learning (CMML) framework, which can strike a balance between the consistency and divergency modalities by considering the insufficiency in one unified framework. Specifically, we utilize an instance level attention mechanism to weight the sufficiency for each instance on different modalities. Moreover, novel diversity regularization and robust consistency metrics are designed for discovering insufficient modalities. Our empirical studies show the superior performances of CMML on real-world data in terms of various criteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2019
EditorsSarit Kraus
PublisherInternational Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780999241141
StatePublished - 2019
Event28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2019 - Macao, China
Duration: Aug 10 2019Aug 16 2019

Publication series

NameIJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1045-0823


Conference28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence

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