Models, code, and papers for "Hailong Li":

Generative Model for Heterogeneous Inference

Apr 26, 2018
Honggang Zhou, Yunchun Li, Hailong Yang, Wei Li, Jie Jia

Generative models (GMs) such as Generative Adversary Network (GAN) and Variational Auto-Encoder (VAE) have thrived these years and achieved high quality results in generating new samples. Especially in Computer Vision, GMs have been used in image inpainting, denoising and completion, which can be treated as the inference from observed pixels to corrupted pixels. However, images are hierarchically structured which are quite different from many real-world inference scenarios with non-hierarchical features. These inference scenarios contain heterogeneous stochastic variables and irregular mutual dependences. Traditionally they are modeled by Bayesian Network (BN). However, the learning and inference of BN model are NP-hard thus the number of stochastic variables in BN is highly constrained. In this paper, we adapt typical GMs to enable heterogeneous learning and inference in polynomial time.We also propose an extended autoregressive (EAR) model and an EAR with adversary loss (EARA) model and give theoretical results on their effectiveness. Experiments on several BN datasets show that our proposed EAR model achieves the best performance in most cases compared to other GMs. Except for black box analysis, we've also done a serial of experiments on Markov border inference of GMs for white box analysis and give theoretical results.

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Feature Engineering and Ensemble Modeling for Paper Acceptance Rank Prediction

Nov 14, 2016
Yujie Qian, Yinpeng Dong, Ye Ma, Hailong Jin, Juanzi Li

Measuring research impact and ranking academic achievement are important and challenging problems. Having an objective picture of research institution is particularly valuable for students, parents and funding agencies, and also attracts attention from government and industry. KDD Cup 2016 proposes the paper acceptance rank prediction task, in which the participants are asked to rank the importance of institutions based on predicting how many of their papers will be accepted at the 8 top conferences in computer science. In our work, we adopt a three-step feature engineering method, including basic features definition, finding similar conferences to enhance the feature set, and dimension reduction using PCA. We propose three ranking models and the ensemble methods for combining such models. Our experiment verifies the effectiveness of our approach. In KDD Cup 2016, we achieved the overall rank of the 2nd place.

* 2nd place winner report of KDD Cup 2016. More details can be found at 

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Fast, Accurate and Lightweight Super-Resolution with Neural Architecture Search

Jan 24, 2019
Xiangxiang Chu, Bo Zhang, Hailong Ma, Ruijun Xu, Jixiang Li, Qingyuan Li

Deep convolution neural networks demonstrate impressive results in the super-resolution domain. A series of studies concentrate on improving peak signal noise ratio (PSNR) by using much deeper layers, which are not friendly to constrained resources. Pursuing a trade-off between the restoration capacity and the simplicity of models is still non-trivial. Recent contributions are struggling to manually maximize this balance, while our work achieves the same goal automatically with neural architecture search. Specifically, we handle super-resolution with a multi-objective approach. We also propose an elastic search tactic at both micro and macro level, based on a hybrid controller that profits from evolutionary computation and reinforcement learning. Quantitative experiments help us to draw a conclusion that our generated models dominate most of the state-of-the-art methods with respect to the individual FLOPS.

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SEA: A Combined Model for Heat Demand Prediction

Jul 28, 2018
Jiyang Xie, Jiaxin Guo, Zhanyu Ma, Jing-Hao Xue, Qie Sun, Hailong Li, Jun Guo

Heat demand prediction is a prominent research topic in the area of intelligent energy networks. It has been well recognized that periodicity is one of the important characteristics of heat demand. Seasonal-trend decomposition based on LOESS (STL) algorithm can analyze the periodicity of a heat demand series, and decompose the series into seasonal and trend components. Then, predicting the seasonal and trend components respectively, and combining their predictions together as the heat demand prediction is a possible way to predict heat demand. In this paper, STL-ENN-ARIMA (SEA), a combined model, was proposed based on the combination of the Elman neural network (ENN) and the autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) model, which are commonly applied to heat demand prediction. ENN and ARIMA are used to predict seasonal and trend components, respectively. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed SEA model has a promising performance.

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Duality Regularization for Unsupervised Bilingual Lexicon Induction

Sep 03, 2019
Xuefeng Bai, Yue Zhang, Hailong Cao, Tiejun Zhao

Unsupervised bilingual lexicon induction naturally exhibits duality, which results from symmetry in back-translation. For example, EN-IT and IT-EN induction can be mutually primal and dual problems. Current state-of-the-art methods, however, consider the two tasks independently. In this paper, we propose to train primal and dual models jointly, using regularizers to encourage consistency in back translation cycles. Experiments across 6 language pairs show that the proposed method significantly outperforms competitive baselines, obtaining the best-published results on a standard benchmark.

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A Matrix-in-matrix Neural Network for Image Super Resolution

Mar 19, 2019
Hailong Ma, Xiangxiang Chu, Bo Zhang, Shaohua Wan, Bo Zhang

In recent years, deep learning methods have achieved impressive results with higher peak signal-to-noise ratio in single image super-resolution (SISR) tasks by utilizing deeper layers. However, their application is quite limited since they require high computing power. In addition, most of the existing methods rarely take full advantage of the intermediate features which are helpful for restoration. To address these issues, we propose a moderate-size SISR net work named matrixed channel attention network (MCAN) by constructing a matrix ensemble of multi-connected channel attention blocks (MCAB). Several models of different sizes are released to meet various practical requirements. Conclusions can be drawn from our extensive benchmark experiments that the proposed models achieve better performance with much fewer multiply-adds and parameters. Our models will be made publicly available.

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Multi-Objective Reinforced Evolution in Mobile Neural Architecture Search

Jan 16, 2019
Xiangxiang Chu, Bo Zhang, Ruijun Xu, Hailong Ma

Fabricating neural models for a wide range of mobile devices demands for a specific design of networks due to highly constrained resources. Both evolution algorithms (EA) and reinforced learning methods (RL) have been dedicated to solve neural architecture search problems. However, these combinations usually concentrate on a single objective such as the error rate of image classification. They also fail to harness the very benefits from both sides. In this paper, we present a new multi-objective oriented algorithm called MoreMNAS (Multi-Objective Reinforced Evolution in Mobile Neural Architecture Search) by leveraging good virtues from both EA and RL. In particular, we incorporate a variant of multi-objective genetic algorithm NSGA-II, in which the search space is composed of various cells so that crossovers and mutations can be performed at the cell level. Moreover, reinforced control is mixed with a natural mutating process to regulate arbitrary mutation, maintaining a delicate balance between exploration and exploitation. Therefore, not only does our method prevent the searched models from degrading during the evolution process, but it also makes better use of learned knowledge. Our experiments conducted in Super-resolution domain (SR) deliver rivalling models compared to some state-of-the-art methods with fewer FLOPS.

* Deep Learning, Neural Architecture Search, Multi-objective, Reinforcement Learning 

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swTVM: Exploring the Automated Compilation for Deep Learning on Sunway Architecture

Apr 16, 2019
Changxi Liu, Hailong Yang, Rujun Sun, Zhongzhi Luan, Depei Qian

The flourish of deep learning frameworks and hardware platforms has been demanding an efficient compiler that can shield the diversity in both software and hardware in order to provide application portability. Among the exiting deep learning compilers, TVM is well known for its efficiency in code generation and optimization across diverse hardware devices. In the meanwhile, the Sunway many-core processor renders itself as a competitive candidate for its attractive computational power in both scientific and deep learning applications. This paper combines the trends in these two directions. Specifically, we propose swTVM that extends the original TVM to support ahead-of-time compilation for architecture requiring cross-compilation such as Sunway. In addition, we leverage the architecture features during the compilation such as core group for massive parallelism, DMA for high bandwidth memory transfer and local device memory for data locality, in order to generate efficient code for deep learning application on Sunway. The experimental results show the ability of swTVM to automatically generate code for various deep neural network models on Sunway. The performance of automatically generated code for AlexNet and VGG-19 by swTVM achieves 6.71x and 2.45x speedup on average than hand-optimized OpenACC implementations on convolution and fully connected layers respectively. This work is the first attempt from the compiler perspective to bridge the gap of deep learning and high performance architecture particularly with productivity and efficiency in mind. We would like to open source the implementation so that more people can embrace the power of deep learning compiler and Sunway many-core processor.

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