Large-scale learning with SVM and convolutional nets for generic object categorization

Fu Jie Huang, Yann LeCun

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Abstract

The detection and recognition of generic object categories with invariance to viewpoint, illumination, and clutter requires the combination of a feature extractor and a classifier. We show that architectures such as convolutional networks are good at learning invariant features, but not always optimal for classification, while Support Vector Machines are good at producing decision surfaces from well-behaved feature vectors, but cannot learn complicated invariances. We present a hybrid system where a convolutional network is trained to detect and recognize generic objects, and a Gaussian-kernel SVM is trained from the features learned by the convolutional network. Results are given on a large generic object recognition task with six categories (human figures, four-legged animals, airplanes, trucks, cars, and "none of the above"), with multiple instances of each object category under various poses, illuminations, and backgrounds. On the test set, which contains different object instances than the training set, an SVM alone yields a 43.3% error rate, a convolutional net alone yields 7.2% and an SVM on top of features produced by the convolutional net yields 5.9%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2006 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2006
Pages284-291
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2006 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2006Jun 22 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1063-6919

Other

Other2006 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2006
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period6/17/066/22/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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