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Multi-view representation learning for speech, language, and beyond

Karen Livescu, Assistant Professor, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

Date and Time: Oct 26, 2016 (12:30 PM)
Location: Orchard room (3280) at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Building



Many types of multi-dimensional data have a natural division into two "views", such as audio and video or images and text. Multi-view learning refers to techniques that use multiple views of data to learn improved models for each of the views. Theoretical and empirical results indicate that multi-view techniques can improve over single-view ones in certain settings. In many cases multiple views help by reducing noise in some sense. In this talk, I will focus on multi-view learning of representations (features) using canonical correlation analysis (CCA) and related techniques. I will present nonlinear extensions including deep CCA, where the learned representations are the outputs of deep neural networks, and other variants. Finally, I will give recent empirical results.