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Subject [ICASSP 2020] Classification and localization separation considered Object detection (by Jung Uk Kim) is accepted in ICASSP 2020
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Date 2020-01-28
Title: TOWARDS HIGH-PERFORMANCE OBJECT DETECTION: TASK-SPECIFIC DESIGN CONSIDERING CLASSIFICATION AND LOCALIZATION SEPARATION
Authors: Jung Uk Kim, Seong Tae Kim, Eun Sung Kim, Sang-Keun Moon, Yong Man Ro

Object detection performs two tasks (classification and localization) simultaneously. Two tasks share a similarity: they need robust features that effectively represents the visual appearance of the objects. However, two tasks also have different properties. First, classification mainly requires features from discriminative parts of an object to determine the object category, whereas localization mainly requires features from the entire object regions for localizing by drawing a bounding box. Second, classification has a translation invariant property, whereas localization has a translation variant property. In order to increase the efficiency of object detection, it is necessary to design a network in consideration of the commonalities and differences of two tasks. In this work, we simply modified layers of the existing object detection networks into three parts by considering such characteristics: lower-layer feature sharing part, layer separation part, and feature fusion part. As a result, the performance of the proposed method was noticeably improved by properly sharing, separating, and fusing layers of the existing object detection networks