%0 Conference Proceedings
%T Learning to Cluster with Auxiliary Tasks: A Semi-Supervised Approach
%D 2017
%A Arias, Jhosimar George,
%A Ramírez, Gerberth Adín,
%E Torchelsen, Rafael Piccin,
%E Nascimento, Erickson Rangel do,
%E Panozzo, Daniele,
%E Liu, Zicheng,
%E Farias, Mylène,
%E Viera, Thales,
%E Sacht, Leonardo,
%E Ferreira, Nivan,
%E Comba, João Luiz Dihl,
%E Hirata, Nina,
%E Schiavon Porto, Marcelo,
%E Vital, Creto,
%E Pagot, Christian Azambuja,
%E Petronetto, Fabiano,
%E Clua, Esteban,
%E Cardeal, Flávio,
%B Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images, 30 (SIBGRAPI)
%C Niterói, RJ
%8 Oct. 17-20, 2017
%S Proceedings
%I IEEE Computer Society
%J Los Alamitos
%K deep learning, generative models, clustering, semi-supervised learning, probabilistic models.
%X In this paper, we propose a model to learn a feature-category latent representation of the data, that is guided by a semi-supervised auxiliary task. The goal of this auxiliary task is to assign labels to unlabeled data and regularize the feature space. Our model is represented by a modified version of a Categorical Variational Autoencoder, i.e., a probabilistic generative model that approximates a categorical distribution with variational inference. We benefit from the autoencoders architecture to learn powerful representations with Deep Neural Networks in an unsupervised way, and to optimize the model with semi-supervised tasks. We derived a loss function that integrates the probabilistic model with our auxiliary task to guide the learning process. Experimental results show the effectiveness of our method achieving more than 90% of clustering accuracy by using only 100 labeled examples. Moreover we show that the learned features have discriminative properties that can be used for classification.
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