Self-Supervised Multi-Task Pretraining Improves Image Aesthetic Assessment

@article{Pfister2021SelfSupervisedMP,
  title={Self-Supervised Multi-Task Pretraining Improves Image Aesthetic Assessment},
  author={Jan Pfister and Konstantin Kobs and Andreas Hotho},
  journal={2021 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW)},
  year={2021},
  pages={816-825}
}
Neural networks for Image Aesthetic Assessment are usually initialized with weights of pretrained ImageNet models and then trained using a labeled image aesthetics dataset. We argue that the ImageNet classification task is not well-suited for pretraining, since content based classification is designed to make the model invariant to features that strongly influence the image’s aesthetics, e.g. stylebased features such as brightness or contrast.We propose to use self-supervised aesthetic-aware… 

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