Deep Self-Taught Learning for Handwritten Character Recognition

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Deep Self-Taught Learning for Handwritten Character Recognition
Recent theoretical and empirical work in statistical machine learning has demonstrated the importance of learning algorithms for deep architectures, i.e., function classes obtained by composing multiple non-linear transformations. Self-taught learning (exploiting unlabeled examples or examples from other distributions) has already been applied to deep learners, but mostly to show the advantage of unlabeled examples. Here we explore the advantage brought by out-of-distribution examples. For this purpose we developed a powerful generator of stochastic variations and noise processes for character images, including not only affine transformations but also slant, local elastic deformations, changes in thickness, background images, grey level changes, contrast, occlusion, and various types of noise. The out-of-distribution examples are obtained from these highly distorted images or by including examples of object classes different from those in the target test set. We show that deep learner...
Frédéric Bastien, Yoshua Bengio, Arn
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where CORR
Authors Frédéric Bastien, Yoshua Bengio, Arnaud Bergeron, Nicolas Boulanger-Lewandowski, Thomas M. Breuel, Youssouf Chherawala, Moustapha Cisse, Myriam Côté, Dumitru Erhan, Jeremy Eustache, Xavier Glorot, Xavier Muller, Sylvain Pannetier Lebeuf, Razvan Pascanu, Salah Rifai, Francois Savard, Guillaume Sicard
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