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This paper proposes an algorithm for real-time learning without explicit feedback. The algorithm combines the ideas of semi-supervised learning on graphs and online learning. In particular, it iteratively builds a graphical representation of its world and updates it with observed examples. Labeled examples constitute the initial bias of the algorithm and are provided offline, and a stream of unlabeled examples is collected online to update this bias. We motivate the algorithm, discuss how to implement it efficiently, prove a regret bound on the quality of its solutions, and apply it to the problem of real-time face recognition. Our recognizer runs in real time, and achieves superior precision and recall on 3 challenging video datasets.
Date of Conference: 13-18 June 2010