RMOPP: Robust Multi-Objective Post-Processing for Effective Object Detection

02/09/2021 ∙ by Mayuresh Savargaonkar, et al. ∙ 12

Over the last few decades, many architectures have been developed that harness the power of neural networks to detect objects in near real-time. Training such systems requires substantial time across multiple GPUs and massive labeled training datasets. Although the goal of these systems is generalizability, they are often impractical in real-life applications due to flexibility, robustness, or speed issues. This paper proposes RMOPP: A robust multi-objective post-processing algorithm to boost the performance of fast pre-trained object detectors with a negligible impact on their speed. Specifically, RMOPP is a statistically driven, post-processing algorithm that allows for simultaneous optimization of precision and recall. A unique feature of RMOPP is the Pareto frontier that identifies dominant possible post-processed detectors to optimize for both precision and recall. RMOPP explores the full potential of a pre-trained object detector and is deployable for near real-time predictions. We also provide a compelling test case on YOLOv2 using the MS-COCO dataset.



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