Humans and animals learn much better when the examples are not randomly presented but organized in a meaningful order which illustrates gradually more concepts, and gradually more complex ones. Inspired by this curriculum learning mechanism, we propose a reinforced multi-label image classification approach imitating human behavior to label image from easy to complex. This approach allows a reinforcement learning agent to sequentially predict labels by fully exploiting image feature and previously predicted labels. The agent discovers the optimal policies through maximizing the long-term reward which reflects prediction accuracies. Experimental results on PASCAL VOC2007 and 2012 demonstrate the necessity of reinforcement multi-label learning and the algorithm’s effectiveness in real-world multi-label image classification tasks.
Published Date: 2018-02-08
Registration: ISSN 2374-3468 (Online) ISSN 2159-5399 (Print)
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