Combat data shift in few-shot learning with knowledge graph

Yongchun Zhu, Fuzhen Zhuang, Xiangliang Zhang, Zhiyuan Qi, Zhiping Shi, Juan Cao, Qing He

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Many few-shot learning approaches have been designed under the meta-learning framework, which learns from a variety of learning tasks and generalizes to new tasks. These meta-learning approaches achieve the expected performance in the scenario where all samples are drawn from the same distributions (i.i.d. observations). However, in real-world applications, few-shot learning paradigm often suffers from data shift, i.e., samples in different tasks, even in the same task, could be drawn from various data distributions. Most existing few-shot learning approaches are not designed with the consideration of data shift, and thus show downgraded performance when data distribution shifts. However, it is nontrivial to address the data shift problem in few-shot learning, due to the limited number of labeled samples in each task. Targeting at addressing this problem, we propose a novel metric-based meta-learning framework to extract task-specific representations and task-shared representations with the help of knowledge graph. The data shift within/between tasks can thus be combated by the combination of task-shared and task-specific representations. The proposed model is evaluated on popular benchmarks and two constructed new challenging datasets. The evaluation results demonstrate its remarkable performance.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalFrontiers of Computer Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2023
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Theoretical Computer Science


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