Transfer learning
by podludek - Monday, May 13, 2024, 10:55:40

Is transfer learning and use of pretrained models on other datasets from different domains allowed?

RE: Transfer learning
by maciejswiech - Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 12:55:04


It is acceptable to use transfer learning as long:

1) The participant has full access to the model, e.g., the transfer-learnt model is their own or pubicly available. So no closed, third-party models available only through API.

2) It is not just taking an existing model as-is without any additional effort. A non-zero task-related effort is required e.g. fine-tuning. Even minimal fine-tuning is sufficient.