Stochastic Channel Decorrelation Network and Its Application to Visual Tracking

07/03/2018 ∙ by Jie Guo, et al. ∙ 0

Deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have dominated many computer vision domains because of their great power to extract good features automatically. However, many deep CNNs-based computer vison tasks suffer from lack of train-ing data while there are millions of parameters in the deep models. Obviously, these two biphase violation facts will re-sult in parameter redundancy of many poorly designed deep CNNs. Therefore, we look deep into the existing CNNs and find that the redundancy of network parameters comes from the correlation between features in different channels within a convolutional layer. To solve this problem, we propose the stochastic channel decorrelation (SCD) block which, in every iteration, randomly selects multiple pairs of channels within a convolutional layer and calculates their normalized cross cor-relation (NCC). Then a squared max-margin loss is proposed as the objective of SCD to suppress correlation and keep di-versity between channels explicitly. The proposed SCD is very flexible and can be applied to any current existing CNN models simply. Based on the SCD and the Fully-Convolutional Siamese Networks, we proposed a visual tracking algorithm to verify the effectiveness of SCD.

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