Reproducing Meta-learning with differentiable closed-form solversDownload PDF


Published: 05 Apr 2019, Last Modified: 05 May 2023RML 2019Readers: Everyone
Keywords: reproducibility, meta-learning, closed-form, few-shot, miniimagenet, cifar-fs, deep learning
TL;DR: We successfully reproduce and give remarks on the comparison with baselines of a meta-learning approach for few-shot classification that works by backpropagating through the solution of a closed-form solver.
Abstract: In this paper, we present a reproduction of the paper of Bertinetto et al. [2019] "Meta-learning with differentiable closed-form solvers" as part of the ICLR 2019 Reproducibility Challenge. In successfully reproducing the most crucial part of the paper, we reach a performance that is comparable with or superior to the original paper on two benchmarks for several settings. We evaluate new baseline results, using a new dataset presented in the paper. Yet, we also provide multiple remarks and recommendations about reproducibility and comparability. After we brought our reproducibility work to the authors’ attention, they have updated the original paper on which this work is based and released code as well. Our contributions mainly consist in reproducing the most important results of their original paper, in giving insight in the reproducibility and in providing a first open-source implementation.
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