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SketchEmbedNet: Learning Novel Concepts by Imitating Drawings
Alexander Wang · Mengye Ren · Richard Zemel

Thu Jul 22 09:00 AM -- 11:00 AM (PDT) @ None #None

Sketch drawings capture the salient information of visual concepts. Previous work has shown that neural networks are capable of producing sketches of natural objects drawn from a small number of classes. While earlier approaches focus on generation quality or retrieval, we explore properties of image representations learned by training a model to produce sketches of images. We show that this generative, class-agnostic model produces informative embeddings of images from novel examples, classes, and even novel datasets in a few-shot setting. Additionally, we find that these learned representations exhibit interesting structure and compositionality.

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Alexander Wang (University of Toronto)
Mengye Ren (Uber ATG / University of Toronto)
Richard Zemel (Vector Institute)

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