The rise of the phenomenon of the "right to be forgotten" has prompted research on machine unlearning, which grants data owners the right to actively withdraw data that has been used for model training, and requires the elimination of the contribution of that data to the model. A simple method to achieve this is to use the remaining data to retrain the model, but this is not acceptable for other data owners who continue to participate in training. Existing machine unlearning methods have been found to be ineffective in quickly removing knowledge from deep learning models. This paper proposes using a stochastic network as a teacher to expedite the mitigation of the influence caused by forgotten data on the model. We performed experiments on three datasets, and the findings demonstrate that our approach can efficiently mitigate the influence of target data on the model within a single epoch. This allows for one-time erasure and reconstruction of the model, and the reconstruction model achieves the same performance as the retrained model.
In this paper, we study the issue of automatic singer identification (SID) in popular music recordings, which aims to recognize who sang a given piece of song. The main challenge for this investigation lies in the fact that a singer's singing voice changes and intertwines with the signal of background accompaniment in time domain. To handle this challenge, we propose the KNN-Net for SID, which is a deep neural network model with the goal of learning local timbre feature representation from the mixture of singer voice and background music. Unlike other deep neural networks using the softmax layer as the output layer, we instead utilize the KNN as a more interpretable layer to output target singer labels. Moreover, attention mechanism is first introduced to highlight crucial timbre features for SID. Experiments on the existing artist20 dataset show that the proposed approach outperforms the state-of-the-art method by 4%. We also create singer32 and singer60 datasets consisting of Chinese pop music to evaluate the reliability of the proposed method. The more extensive experiments additionally indicate that our proposed model achieves a significant performance improvement compared to the state-of-the-art methods.
Recently, with the help of deep learning models, significant advances have been made in different Natural Language Processing (NLP) tasks. Unfortunately, state-of-the-art models are vulnerable to noisy texts. We propose a new contextual text denoising algorithm based on the ready-to-use masked language model. The proposed algorithm does not require retraining of the model and can be integrated into any NLP system without additional training on paired cleaning training data. We evaluate our method under synthetic noise and natural noise and show that the proposed algorithm can use context information to correct noise text and improve the performance of noisy inputs in several downstream tasks.