OpenOOD: Benchmarking Generalized Out-of-Distribution DetectionDownload PDF

Published: 17 Sept 2022, Last Modified: 28 May 2023NeurIPS 2022 Datasets and Benchmarks Readers: Everyone
Keywords: OOD Detection
TL;DR: We build an open-source codebase called OpenOOD to support and compare 30+ methods for OOD detection and beyond.
Abstract: Out-of-distribution (OOD) detection is vital to safety-critical machine learning applications and has thus been extensively studied, with a plethora of methods developed in the literature. However, the field currently lacks a unified, strictly formulated, and comprehensive benchmark, which often results in unfair comparisons and inconclusive results. From the problem setting perspective, OOD detection is closely related to neighboring fields including anomaly detection (AD), open set recognition (OSR), and model uncertainty, since methods developed for one domain are often applicable to each other. To help the community to improve the evaluation and advance, we build a unified, well-structured codebase called OpenOOD, which implements over 30 methods developed in relevant fields and provides a comprehensive benchmark under the recently proposed generalized OOD detection framework. With a comprehensive comparison of these methods, we are gratified that the field has progressed significantly over the past few years, where both preprocessing methods and the orthogonal post-hoc methods show strong potential.
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