Generalized Jensen-Shannon Divergence Loss for Learning with Noisy LabelsDownload PDF

May 21, 2021 (edited Oct 26, 2021)NeurIPS 2021 PosterReaders: Everyone
  • Keywords: noisy labels, label noise, robust loss functions, Jensen-Shannon divergence
  • Abstract: Prior works have found it beneficial to combine provably noise-robust loss functions e.g., mean absolute error (MAE) with standard categorical loss function e.g. cross entropy (CE) to improve their learnability. Here, we propose to use Jensen-Shannon divergence as a noise-robust loss function and show that it interestingly interpolate between CE and MAE with a controllable mixing parameter. Furthermore, we make a crucial observation that CE exhibit lower consistency around noisy data points. Based on this observation, we adopt a generalized version of the Jensen-Shannon divergence for multiple distributions to encourage consistency around data points. Using this loss function, we show state-of-the-art results on both synthetic (CIFAR), and real-world (e.g., WebVision) noise with varying noise rates.
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