Out-of-Distribution Detection Without Class Labels

Niv Cohen*, Ron Abutbul, Yedid Hoshen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Out-of-distribution detection seeks to identify novelties, samples that deviate from the norm. The task has been found to be quite challenging, particularly in the case where the normal data distribution consist of multiple semantic classes (e.g. multiple object categories). To overcome this challenge, current approaches require manual labeling of the normal images provided during training. In this work, we tackle multi-class novelty detection without class labels. Our simple but effective solution consists of two stages: we first discover “pseudo-class” labels using unsupervised clustering. Then using these pseudo-class labels, we are able to use standard supervised out-of-distribution detection methods. We verify the performance of our method by favorable comparison to the state-of-the-art, and provide extensive analysis and ablations.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationComputer Vision – ECCV 2022 Workshops, Proceedings
EditorsLeonid Karlinsky, Tomer Michaeli, Ko Nishino
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783031250620
StatePublished - 2023
Event17th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2022 - Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 23 Oct 202227 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13802 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference17th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2022
CityTel Aviv

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© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


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