Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 32 (NeurIPS 2019)
Christopher Beckham, Sina Honari, Vikas Verma, Alex M. Lamb, Farnoosh Ghadiri, R Devon Hjelm, Yoshua Bengio, Chris Pal
In this paper, we explore new approaches to combining information encoded within the learned representations of auto-encoders. We explore models that are capable of combining the attributes of multiple inputs such that a resynthesised output is trained to fool an adversarial discriminator for real versus synthesised data. Furthermore, we explore the use of such an architecture in the context of semi-supervised learning, where we learn a mixing function whose objective is to produce interpolations of hidden states, or masked combinations of latent representations that are consistent with a conditioned class label. We show quantitative and qualitative evidence that such a formulation is an interesting avenue of research.