April 24, 2017

Improving Neural Language Models with a Continuous Cache

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2017

We propose an extension to neural network language models to adapt their prediction to the recent history. Our model is a simplified version of memory augmented networks, which stores past hidden activations as memory and accesses them through a dot product with the current hidden activation.

Armand Joulin, Edouard Grave, Nicolas Usunier
April 24, 2017

Revisiting Classifier Two-Sample Tests for GAN Evaluation and Causal Discovery

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2017

In this paper, we aim to revive interest in the use of binary classifiers for two-sample testing. To this end, we review their fundamentals, previous literature on their use, compare their performance against alternative state-of-the-art two-sample tests, and propose them to evaluate generative adversarial network models applied to image synthesis.

David Lopez-Paz, Maxime Oquab
April 24, 2017

CommAI: Evaluating the First Steps Towards a Useful General AI

ICLR 2017 Workshop

We propose a set of concrete desiderata for general AI, together with a platform to test machines on how well they satisfy such desiderata, while keeping all further complexities to a minimum.

Marco Baroni, Armand Joulin, Allan Jabri, Germán Kruszewski, Angeliki Lazaridou, Klemen Simonic, Tomas Mikolov
April 24, 2017

Automatic Rule Extraction from Long Short Term Memory Networks

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2017

In this paper we consider Long Short Term Memory networks (LSTMs) and demonstrate a new approach for tracking the importance of a given input to the LSTM for a given output.

W. James Murdoch, Arthur Szlam
April 24, 2017

Learning End-to-End Goal-Oriented Dialog

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR)

This paper proposes a testbed to break down the strengths and shortcomings of end-to-end dialog systems in goal-oriented applications.

Antoine Bordes, Y-Lan Boureau, Jason Weston
April 24, 2017

Variable Computation in Recurrent Neural Networks

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2017

In this paper, we explore a modification to existing recurrent units which allows them to learn to vary the amount of computation they perform at each step, without prior knowledge of the sequence’s time structure.

Yacine Jernite, Edouard Grave, Armand Joulin, Tomas Mikolov
April 24, 2017

Tracking the World State with Recurrent Entity Networks

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2017

We introduce a new model, the Recurrent Entity Network (EntNet). It is equipped with a dynamic long-term memory which allows it to maintain and update a representation of the state of the world as it receives new data.

Mikael Henaff, Jason Weston, Arthur Szlam, Antoine Bordes, Yann LeCun
April 24, 2017

Episodic Exploration for Deep Deterministic Policies for StarCraft Micro-Management

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2017

We consider scenarios from the real-time strategy game StarCraft as benchmarks for reinforcement learning algorithms.

Gabriel Synnaeve, Zeming Lin, Soumith Chintala
April 24, 2017

Multi-Agent Cooperation and the Emergence of (Natural) Language

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2017

This paper proposes a framework for language learning that relies on multi-agent communication.

Angeliki Lazaridou, Alexander Peysakhovich, Marco Baroni
April 24, 2017

Learning through Dialogue Interactions by Asking Questions

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2017

In this work, we explore a dialogue agents ability to interact with users by both responding to questions and by asking questions, and importantly to learn from both types of interaction, by designing a simulator and a set of synthetic tasks in the movie domain that allow such interactions between a learner and a teacher.

Jiwei Li, Alexander Miller, Sumit Chopra, Marc'Aurelio Ranzato, Jason Weston
April 24, 2017

Dialogue Learning with Human-in-the-Loop

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2017

In this paper we explore interacting with a dialogue partner in a reinforcement learning setting where the bot improves its question-answering ability from feedback a teacher gives following its generated responses.

Jiwei Li, Alexander Miller, Sumit Chopra, Marc'Aurelio Ranzato, Jason Weston
April 24, 2017

Training Agent for First-Person Shooter Game With Actor-Critic Curriculum Learning

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2017

In this paper, we propose a new framework for training vision-based agent for First-Person Shooter (FPS) Game, in particular Doom.

Yuxin Wu, Yuandong Tian
April 24, 2017

Unsupervised Cross-Domain Image Generation

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2017

We study the problem of transferring a sample in one domain to an analog sample in another domain. Given two related domains, S and T, we would like to learn a generative function G that maps an input sample from S to the domain T, such that the output of a given representation function f, which accepts inputs in either domains, would remain unchanged.

Yaniv Taigman, Adam Polyak, Lior Wolf
April 24, 2017

An Analytical Formula of Population Gradient for Two-Layered ReLU network and its Applications in Convergence and Critical Point Analysis

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2017

In this paper, we explore theoretical properties of training a two-layered ReLU network g(x; w) = PK j=1 σ(w | j x) with centered d-dimensional spherical Gaussian input x (σ=ReLU). We train our network with gradient descent on w to mimic the output of a teacher network with the same architecture and fixed parameters w∗.

Yuandong Tian
April 24, 2017

Connective recovery in social networks after the death of a friend

Nature Human Behavior

Most individuals have few close friends, leading to potential isolation after a friend’s death. Do social networks heal to fill the space left by the loss? We conduct such a study of self-healing and resilience in social networks.

William Hobbs, Moira Burke
April 24, 2017

LR-GAN: Layered Recursive Generative Adversarial Networks for Image Generation

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR)

We present LR-GAN: an adversarial image generation model which takes scene structure and context into account.

Jianwei Yang, Anitha Kannan, Dhruv Batra, Devi Parikh
April 19, 2017

Joint User-Entity Representation Learning for Event Recommendation in Social Network

2017 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)

In this work, we consider the heavy sparseness in both user and event feedback history caused by short lifespans (transiency) of events and user participation patterns in a production event system. We propose to solve the resulting cold-start problems by introducing a joint representation model to project users and events into the same latent space.

Lijun Tang, Eric Yi Liu
April 3, 2017

Bag of Tricks for Efficient Text Classification

European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL)

This paper explores a simple and efficient baseline for text classification.

Armand Joulin, Edouard Grave, Piotr Bojanowski, Tomas Mikolov
April 3, 2017

Detecting Large Reshare Cascades in Social Networks

International Conference on World Wide Web

In this paper, we propose SansNet, a network agnostic approach towards detecting large reshare cascades in online social networks.

Karthik Subbian, B. Aditya Prakash, Lada Adamic
April 3, 2017

Understanding Short-term Changes in Online Activity Sessions

World Wide Web (WWW)

Using data from the online social networking site Facebook, we uncover temporal patterns at a much smaller time scale: within individual sessions.

Farshad Kooti, Karthik Subbian, Winter Mason, Lada Adamic, Kristina Lerman