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Environment-Adaptive Learning: How Clustering Helps to Obtain Good Training Data

  • Shoubhik Debnath
  • Shiv Sankar Baishya
  • Rudolph Triebel
  • Varun Dutt
  • Daniel Cremers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8736)

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a method to combine unsupervised and semi-supervised learning (SSL) into a system that is able to adaptively learn objects in a given environment with very little user interaction. The main idea of our approach is that clustering methods can help to reduce the number of required label queries from user interaction, and at the same time provide the potential to select useful data to learn from. In contrast to standard methods, we train our classifier only on data from the actual environment and only if the clustering gives enough evidence that the data is relevant. We apply our method to the problem of object detection in indoor environments, for which we use a region-of-interest detector before learning. In experiments we show that our adaptive SSL method can outperform the standard non-adaptive supervised approach on an indoor office data set.

Keywords

Semi-supervised learning active learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shoubhik Debnath
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shiv Sankar Baishya
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rudolph Triebel
    • 1
  • Varun Dutt
    • 2
  • Daniel Cremers
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Vision GroupTechnical University MunichGermany
  2. 2.Indian Institute of Technology MandiIndia

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