Inverse Problems Leveraging Pre-trained Contrastive RepresentationsDownload PDF

May 21, 2021 (edited Oct 26, 2021)NeurIPS 2021 PosterReaders: Everyone
  • Keywords: Inverse Problems, Representation Learning, Contrastive Learning, Robustness
  • TL;DR: We obtain representations for highly corrupted images by using a supervised inversion method, which leverages contrastive learning.
  • Abstract: We study a new family of inverse problems for recovering representations of corrupted data. We assume access to a pre-trained representation learning network R(x) that operates on clean images, like CLIP. The problem is to recover the representation of an image R(x), if we are only given a corrupted version A(x), for some known forward operator A. We propose a supervised inversion method that uses a contrastive objective to obtain excellent representations for highly corrupted images. Using a linear probe on our robust representations, we achieve a higher accuracy than end-to-end supervised baselines when classifying images with various types of distortions, including blurring, additive noise, and random pixel masking. We evaluate on a subset of ImageNet and observe that our method is robust to varying levels of distortion. Our method outperforms end-to-end baselines even with a fraction of the labeled data in a wide range of forward operators.
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  • Code: https://github.com/Sriram-Ravula/Contrastive-Inversion
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