McGan: Mean and Covariance Feature Matching GAN


Youssef Mroueh, Tom Sercu, Vaibhava Goel ;
Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Machine Learning, PMLR 70:2527-2535, 2017.


We introduce new families of Integral Probability Metrics (IPM) for training Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN). Our IPMs are based on matching statistics of distributions embedded in a finite dimensional feature space. Mean and covariance feature matching IPMs allow for stable training of GANs, which we will call McGan. McGan minimizes a meaningful loss between distributions.

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