**ShrinkTeaNet**

Large-scale face recognition in-the-wild has been recently achieved matured performance in many real work applications. However, such systems are built on GPU platforms and mostly deploy heavy deep network architectures. Given a high-performance heavy network as a teacher, this work presents a simple and elegant teacher-student learning paradigm, namely ShrinkTeaNet, to train a portable student network that has significantly fewer parameters and competitive accuracy against the teacher network. Far apart from prior teacher-student frameworks mainly focusing on accuracy and compression ratios in closed-set problems, our proposed teacher-student network is proved to be more robust against open-set problem, i.e. large-scale face recognition. In addition, this work introduces a novel Angular Distillation Loss for distilling the feature direction and the sample distributions of the teacher’s hypersphere to its student. Then ShrinkTeaNet framework can efficiently guide the student’s learning process with the teacher’s knowledge presented in both intermediate and last stages of the feature embedding. Evaluations on LFW, CFP-FP, AgeDB, IJB-B and IJB-C Janus, and MegaFace with one million distractors have demonstrated the efficiency of the proposed approach to learn robust student networks which have satisfying accuracy and compact sizes. Our ShrinkTeaNet is able to support the light-weight architecture achieving high performance with 99.77% on LFW and 95.64% on large-scale Megaface protocols. … **Pre-Partitioned Generalized Matrix-Vector Multiplication (PMV)**

How can we analyze enormous networks including the Web and social networks which have hundreds of billions of nodes and edges? Network analyses have been conducted by various graph mining methods including shortest path computation, PageRank, connected component computation, random walk with restart, etc. These graph mining methods can be expressed as generalized matrix-vector multiplication which consists of few operations inspired by typical matrix-vector multiplication. Recently, several graph processing systems based on matrix-vector multiplication or their own primitives have been proposed to deal with large graphs; however, they all have failed on Web-scale graphs due to insufficient memory space or the lack of consideration for I/O costs. In this paper, we propose PMV (Pre-partitioned generalized Matrix-Vector multiplication), a scalable distributed graph mining method based on generalized matrix-vector multiplication on distributed systems. PMV significantly decreases the communication cost, which is the main bottleneck of distributed systems, by partitioning the input graph in advance and judiciously applying execution strategies based on the density of the pre-partitioned sub-matrices. Experiments show that PMV succeeds in processing up to 16x larger graphs than existing distributed memory-based graph mining methods, and requires 9x less time than previous disk-based graph mining methods by reducing I/O costs significantly. … **Long Short Term Memory Convolutional Neural Network (LSTM-CNN)**

We propose in this paper a combined model of Long Short Term Memory and Convolutional Neural Networks (LSTM-CNN) that exploits word embeddings and positional embeddings for cross-sentence n-ary relation extraction. The proposed model brings together the properties of both LSTMs and CNNs, to simultaneously exploit long-range sequential information and capture most informative features, essential for cross-sentence n-ary relation extraction. The LSTM-CNN model is evaluated on standard dataset on cross-sentence n-ary relation extraction, where it significantly outperforms baselines such as CNNs, LSTMs and also a combined CNN-LSTM model. The paper also shows that the LSTM-CNN model outperforms the current state-of-the-art methods on cross-sentence n-ary relation extraction. … **Intervention Time Series Analysis (ITSA)**

Intervention time series analysis (ITSA) is an important method for analysing the effect of sudden events on time series data. ITSA methods are quasi-experimental in nature and the validity of modelling with these methods depends upon assumptions about the timing of the intervention and the response of the process to it. …

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