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An Exploration into Synthetic Data and Generative Aversarial Networks

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Date Issued:
2019
Abstract/Description:
This Thesis surveys the landscape of Data Augmentation for image datasets. Completing this survey inspired further study into a method of generative modeling known as Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs). A survey on GANs was conducted to understood recent developments and the problems related to training them. Following this survey, four experiments were proposed to test the application of GANs for data augmentation and to contribute to the quality improvement in GAN-generated data. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of GAN-generated data as a pre-training metric. The other experiments discuss important characteristics of GAN models such as the refining of prior information, transferring generative models from large datasets to small data, and automating the design of Deep Neural Networks within the context of the GAN framework. This Thesis will provide readers with a complete introduction to Data Augmentation and Generative Adversarial Networks, as well as insights into the future of these techniques.
Title: An Exploration into Synthetic Data and Generative Aversarial Networks.
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Name(s): Shorten, Connor M., author
Khoshgoftaar, Taghi M., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2019
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 129 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This Thesis surveys the landscape of Data Augmentation for image datasets. Completing this survey inspired further study into a method of generative modeling known as Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs). A survey on GANs was conducted to understood recent developments and the problems related to training them. Following this survey, four experiments were proposed to test the application of GANs for data augmentation and to contribute to the quality improvement in GAN-generated data. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of GAN-generated data as a pre-training metric. The other experiments discuss important characteristics of GAN models such as the refining of prior information, transferring generative models from large datasets to small data, and automating the design of Deep Neural Networks within the context of the GAN framework. This Thesis will provide readers with a complete introduction to Data Augmentation and Generative Adversarial Networks, as well as insights into the future of these techniques.
Identifier: FA00013263 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2019.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Neural networks (Computer science)
Computer vision
Images
Generative adversarial networks
Data sets
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