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10. Skip Finetuning by reusing part of pre-trained model

There is a dilemma that pre-trained public dataset detection models need finetuning before we can apply them to our interested domain. While it is still a chanllenging task, in this tutorial we showcase a very interesting way to reuse pre-trained models.

Basically, you can grab a GluonCV pre-trained detection model and reset classes to a subset of coco categories, and it will be instantly ready to use without any tuning.

First let’s import some necessary libraries:

from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
import gluoncv
from gluoncv import model_zoo, data, utils

Load a pretrained model

Let’s get an Faster RCNN model trained on COCO dataset with ResNet-50 backbone.

net = model_zoo.get_model('faster_rcnn_resnet50_v1b_coco', pretrained=True)

Pre-process an image

Similar to faster rcnn inference tutorial, we grab and preprocess a demo image

im_fname ='' +
x, orig_img = data.transforms.presets.rcnn.load_test(im_fname)

Reset classes to exactly what we want

Original COCO model has 80 classes

print('coco classes: ', net.classes)
net.reset_class(classes=['bicycle', 'backpack'], reuse_weights=['bicycle', 'backpack'])
# now net has 2 classes as desired
print('new classes: ', net.classes)

Inference and display

box_ids, scores, bboxes = net(x)
ax = utils.viz.plot_bbox(orig_img, bboxes[0], scores[0], box_ids[0], class_names=net.classes)

More flexible mapping strategy for reusing old weights

We also support dict for 1-to-1 class weights re-mapping So we can take advantage of this to remap some categories

net = model_zoo.get_model('faster_rcnn_resnet50_v1b_coco', pretrained=True)
net.reset_class(classes=['spaceship'], reuse_weights={'spaceship':'bicycle'})
box_ids, scores, bboxes = net(x)
ax = utils.viz.plot_bbox(orig_img, bboxes[0], scores[0], box_ids[0], class_names=net.classes)

The same story for different models

We can apply this strategy to SSD, YOLO and Mask-RCNN models Now we can use mask rcnn and reset class to detect person only

net = model_zoo.get_model('mask_rcnn_resnet50_v1b_coco', pretrained=True)
net.reset_class(classes=['person'], reuse_weights=['person'])
ids, scores, bboxes, masks = [xx[0].asnumpy() for xx in net(x)]

# paint segmentation mask on images directly
width, height = orig_img.shape[1], orig_img.shape[0]
masks, _ = utils.viz.expand_mask(masks, bboxes, (width, height), scores)
orig_img = utils.viz.plot_mask(orig_img, masks)

# identical to Faster RCNN object detection
fig = plt.figure(figsize=(10, 10))
ax = fig.add_subplot(1, 1, 1)
ax = utils.viz.plot_bbox(orig_img, bboxes, scores, ids,
                         class_names=net.classes, ax=ax)

Feel excited?

Stay tuned for more generalized detection models with much more category knowledges than COCO and Pascal VOC!

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