Deep Neural Networks for Object Detection

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 26 (NIPS 2013)

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Christian Szegedy, Alexander Toshev, Dumitru Erhan


Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) have recently shown outstanding performance on the task of whole image classification. In this paper we go one step further and address the problem of object detection -- not only classifying but also precisely localizing objects of various classes using DNNs. We present a simple and yet powerful formulation of object detection as a regression to object masks. We define a multi-scale inference procedure which is able to produce a high-resolution object detection at a low cost by a few network applications. The approach achieves state-of-the-art performance on Pascal 2007 VOC.