Causal Concept Identification in Open World EnvironmentsDownload PDF

Published: 11 Jan 2023, Last Modified: 05 May 2023AAAI23 Bridge Continual CausalityReaders: Everyone
Abstract: The ability to continually discover novel concepts is a core task in open world learning. For classical learning tasks new samples might be identified via manual labeling. Since this is a labor intensive task, this paper proposes to utilize causal information for doing so. Image data provides us with the ability to directly observe the physical, real-world appearance of concepts. However, the information presented in images is usually of noisy and unstructured nature. In this position paper we propose to leverage causal information to both structure and causally connect visual representations. Specifically, we discuss the possibilities of using causal models as a knowledge source for identifying novel concepts in the visual domain.
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