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Laplacian networks: Bounding indicator function smoothness for neural networks robustness

C. L. V. Gripon and A. Ortega, "Laplacian networks: Bounding indicator function smoothness for neural networks robustness," in APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing, Volume 10, 2021.

For the past few years, deep learning (DL) robustness (i.e. the ability to maintain the same decision when inputs are subject to perturbations) has become a question of paramount importance, in particular in settings where misclassification can have dramatic consequences. To address this question, authors have proposed different approaches, such as adding regularizers or training using noisy examples. In this paper we introduce a regularizer based on the Laplacian of similarity graphs obtained from the representation of training data at each layer of the DL architecture. This regularizer penalizes large changes (across consecutive layers in the architecture) in the distance between examples of different classes, and as such enforces smooth variations of the class boundaries. We provide theoretical justification for this regularizer and demonstrate its effectiveness to improve robustness on classical supervised learning vision datasets for various types of perturbations. We also show it can be combined with existing methods to increase overall robustness.

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Bibtex
@article{GriOrt2021,
  author = {Carlos Lassance, Vincent Gripon and
Antonio Ortega},
  title = {Laplacian networks: Bounding indicator
function smoothness for neural networks robustness},
  journal = {APSIPA Transactions on Signal and
Information Processing},
  year = {2021},
  volume = {10},
}




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