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DualCoOp: Fast Adaptation to Multi-Label Recognition with Limited Annotations
Ximeng Sun · Ping Hu · Kate Saenko

Thu Dec 01 09:00 AM -- 11:00 AM (PST) @ Hall J #238

Solving multi-label recognition (MLR) for images in the low-label regime is a challenging task with many real-world applications. Recent work learns an alignment between textual and visual spaces to compensate for insufficient image labels, but loses accuracy because of the limited amount of available MLR annotations. In this work, we utilize the strong alignment of textual and visual features pretrained with millions of auxiliary image-text pairs and propose \textit{Dual Context Optimization} (DualCoOp) as a unified framework for partial-label MLR and zero-shot MLR. \ours encodes positive and negative contexts with class names as part of the linguistic input (i.e. prompts). Since \ours only introduces a very light learnable overhead upon the pretrained vision-language framework, it can quickly adapt to multi-label recognition tasks that have limited annotations and even unseen classes. Experiments on standard multi-label recognition benchmarks across two challenging low-label settings demonstrate the advantages of our approach over state-of-the-art methods. Our code will be publicly available.Project page: https://cs-people.bu.edu/sunxm/DualCoOp/project.html

Author Information

Ximeng Sun (Boston University)
Ping Hu (Boston University)
Ping Hu

Ping is a postdoctoral researcher in the IVC group at Boston University. He is working on fast computer vision models, data-efficient learning, and open-world perception.

Kate Saenko (Boston University & MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, IBM Research)
Kate Saenko

Kate is an AI Research Scientist at FAIR, Meta and a Full Professor of Computer Science at Boston University (currently on leave) where she leads the Computer Vision and Learning Group. Kate received a PhD in EECS from MIT and did postdoctoral training at UC Berkeley and Harvard. Her research interests are in Artificial Intelligence with a focus on out-of-distribution learning, dataset bias, domain adaptation, vision and language understanding, and other topics in deep learning. Past academic positions Consulting professor at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab 2019-2022. Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department at UMass Lowell Postdoctoral Researcher, International Computer Science Institute Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley EECS Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, SEAS, Harvard University

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