Siamese Capsule Networks

Sep 27, 2018 Blind Submission readers: everyone Show Bibtex
  • Abstract: Capsule Networks have shown encouraging results on defacto benchmark computer vision datasets such as MNIST, CIFAR and smallNORB. Although, they are yet to be tested on tasks where (1) the entities detected inherently have more complex internal representations and (2) there are very few instances per class to learn from and (3) where point-wise classification is not suitable. Hence, this paper carries out experiments on face verification in both controlled and uncontrolled settings that together address these points. In doing so we introduce Siamese Capsule Networks, a new variant that can be used for pairwise learning tasks. The model is trained using contrastive loss with l2-normalized capsule encoded pose features. We find that Siamese Capsule Networks perform well against strong baselines on both pairwise learning datasets, yielding best results in the few-shot learning setting where image pairs in the test set contain unseen subjects.
  • Keywords: capsule networks, pairwise learning, few-shot learning, face verification
  • TL;DR: A variant of capsule networks that can be used for pairwise learning tasks. Results shows that Siamese Capsule Networks work well in the few shot learning setting.
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