EE-AE: An Exclusivity Enhanced Unsupervised Feature Learning Approach

Jingcai Guo, Song Guo

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Abstract

Unsupervised learning is becoming more and more important recently. As one of its key components, the autoencoder (AE) aims to learn a latent feature representation of data which is more robust and discriminative. However, most AE based methods only focus on the reconstruction within the encoder-decoder phase, which ignores the inherent relation of data, i.e., statistical and geometrical dependence, and easily causes overfitting. In order to deal with this issue, we propose an Exclusivity Enhanced (EE) unsupervised feature learning approach to improve the conventional AE. To the best of our knowledge, our research is the first to utilize such exclusivity concept to cooperate with feature extraction within AE. Moreover, in this paper we also make some improvements to the stacked AE structure especially for the connection of different layers from decoders, this could be regarded as a weight initialization trial. The experimental results show that our proposed approach can achieve remarkable performance compared with other related methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3517-3521
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479981311
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
Event44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 May 201917 May 2019

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume2019-May
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period12/05/1917/05/19

Keywords

  • Autoencoder
  • Exclusivity
  • Feature learning
  • Unsupervised learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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