Deep LSAC for fine-grained recognition

Di Lin, Yi Wang, Lingyu Liang, Ping Li, C. L.P. Chen

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Fine-grained recognition emphasizes the identification of subtle differences among object categories given objects that appear in different shapes and poses. These variances should be reduced for reliable recognition. We propose a fine-grained recognition system that incorporates localization, segmentation, alignment, and classification in a unified deep neural network. The input to the classification module includes functions that enable backward-propagation (BP) in constructing the solver. Our major contribution is to propose a valve linkage function (VLF) for BP chaining and form our deep localization, segmentation, alignment, and classification (LSAC) system. The VLF can adaptively compromise errors of classification and alignment when training the LSAC model. It in turn helps to update the localization and segmentation. We evaluate our framework on two widely used fine-grained object data sets. The performance confirms the effectiveness of our LSAC system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-214
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Convolutional neural network (CNN)
  • fine-grained recognition
  • object detection
  • pose alignment
  • semantic segmentation.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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