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Workshop: Attributing Model Behavior at Scale (ATTRIB)

Exploring Dataset-Scale Indicators of Data Quality

Benjamin Feuer · Chinmay Hegde


Modern computer vision foundation models are trained on massive amounts of data, incurring large economic and environmental costs. Recent research has suggested that improving data quality can significantly reduce the need for data quantity. But what constitutes data quality in computer vision? We posit that the quality of a given dataset can be decomposed into distinct sample-level and dataset-level constituents, and that the former have been more extensively studied than the latter. We ablate the effects of two important dataset-level constituents: label set design, and class balance. By monitoring these constituents using key indicators we provide, researchers and practitioners can better anticipate model performance, measured in terms of its accuracy and robustness to distribution shifts.

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