Convex Representation Learning for Generalized Invariance in Semi-Inner-Product Space

Yingyi Ma, Vignesh Ganapathiraman, Yaoliang Yu, Xinhua Zhang
Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Machine Learning, PMLR 119:6532-6542, 2020.

Abstract

Invariance (defined in a general sense) has been one of the most effective priors for representation learning. Direct factorization of parametric models is feasible only for a small range of invariances, while regularization approaches, despite improved generality, lead to nonconvex optimization. In this work, we develop a \emph{convex} representation learning algorithm for a variety of generalized invariances that can be modeled as semi-norms. Novel Euclidean embeddings are introduced for kernel representers in a semi-inner-product space, and approximation bounds are established. This allows invariant representations to be learned efficiently and effectively as confirmed in our experiments, along with accurate predictions.

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BibTeX
@InProceedings{pmlr-v119-ma20b, title = {Convex Representation Learning for Generalized Invariance in Semi-Inner-Product Space}, author = {Ma, Yingyi and Ganapathiraman, Vignesh and Yu, Yaoliang and Zhang, Xinhua}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Machine Learning}, pages = {6532--6542}, year = {2020}, editor = {Hal Daumé III and Aarti Singh}, volume = {119}, series = {Proceedings of Machine Learning Research}, month = {13--18 Jul}, publisher = {PMLR}, pdf = {http://proceedings.mlr.press/v119/ma20b/ma20b.pdf}, url = { http://proceedings.mlr.press/v119/ma20b.html }, abstract = {Invariance (defined in a general sense) has been one of the most effective priors for representation learning. Direct factorization of parametric models is feasible only for a small range of invariances, while regularization approaches, despite improved generality, lead to nonconvex optimization. In this work, we develop a \emph{convex} representation learning algorithm for a variety of generalized invariances that can be modeled as semi-norms. Novel Euclidean embeddings are introduced for kernel representers in a semi-inner-product space, and approximation bounds are established. This allows invariant representations to be learned efficiently and effectively as confirmed in our experiments, along with accurate predictions.} }
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APA
Ma, Y., Ganapathiraman, V., Yu, Y. & Zhang, X.. (2020). Convex Representation Learning for Generalized Invariance in Semi-Inner-Product Space. Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Machine Learning, in Proceedings of Machine Learning Research 119:6532-6542 Available from http://proceedings.mlr.press/v119/ma20b.html .

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