Proximal Deep Structured Models

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 29 (NIPS 2016)

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Authors

Shenlong Wang, Sanja Fidler, Raquel Urtasun

Abstract

<p>Many problems in real-world applications involve predicting continuous-valued random variables that are statistically related. In this paper, we propose a powerful deep structured model that is able to learn complex non-linear functions which encode the dependencies between continuous output variables. We show that inference in our model using proximal methods can be efficiently solved as a feed-foward pass of a special type of deep recurrent neural network. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach in the tasks of image denoising, depth refinement and optical flow estimation.</p>