Nov 04, 2016 (modified: Mar 03, 2017)ICLR 2017 conference submissionreaders: everyone
Abstract:Despite recent advances, memory-augmented deep neural networks are still limited
when it comes to life-long and one-shot learning, especially in remembering rare events.
We present a large-scale life-long memory module for use in deep learning.
The module exploits fast nearest-neighbor algorithms for efficiency and
thus scales to large memory sizes.
Except for the nearest-neighbor query, the module is fully differentiable
and trained end-to-end with no extra supervision. It operates in
a life-long manner, i.e., without the need to reset it during training.
Our memory module can be easily added to any part of a supervised neural network.
To show its versatility we add it to a number of networks, from simple
convolutional ones tested on image classification to deep sequence-to-sequence
and recurrent-convolutional models.
In all cases, the enhanced network gains the ability to remember
and do life-long one-shot learning.
Our module remembers training examples shown many thousands
of steps in the past and it can successfully generalize from them.
We set new state-of-the-art for one-shot learning on the Omniglot dataset
and demonstrate, for the first time, life-long one-shot learning in
recurrent neural networks on a large-scale machine translation task.
TL;DR:We introduce a memory module for life-long learning that adds one-shot learning capability to any supervised neural network.
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