Vehicle Make and Model Recognition (VMMR) deals with the problem of classifying vehicles whose appearance may vary significantly when captured from different perspectives. A number of successful approaches to this problem rely on part-based models, requiring however labor-intensive parts annotations. In this work, we address the VMMR problem proposing a deep convolutional architecture built upon multi-scale attention windows. The proposed architecture classifies a vehicle over attention windows which are predicted to minimize the classification error. Through these windows, the visual representations of the most discriminative part of the vehicle are aggregated over different scales which in fact provide more representative features for the classifier. In addition, we define a loss function accounting for the joint classification error across make and model. Besides, a training methodology is devised to stabilize the training process and to impose multi-scale constraints on predicted attention windows. The proposed architecture outperforms state-of-the-art schemes reducing the model classification error over the Stanford dataset by 1.7 % and improving the classification accuracy by 0.2 % and 0.3 % on model and make respectively over the CompCar dataset.

Vehicle joint make and model recognition with multiscale attention windows / Ghassemi, Sina; Fiandrotti, Attilio; Caimotti, Emanuele; Francini, Gianluca; Magli, Enrico. - In: SIGNAL PROCESSING-IMAGE COMMUNICATION. - ISSN 0923-5965. - 72:(2019), pp. 69-79. [10.1016/j.image.2018.12.009]

Vehicle joint make and model recognition with multiscale attention windows

GHASSEMI, SINA;Fiandrotti, Attilio;CAIMOTTI, EMANUELE;Magli, Enrico
2019

Abstract

Vehicle Make and Model Recognition (VMMR) deals with the problem of classifying vehicles whose appearance may vary significantly when captured from different perspectives. A number of successful approaches to this problem rely on part-based models, requiring however labor-intensive parts annotations. In this work, we address the VMMR problem proposing a deep convolutional architecture built upon multi-scale attention windows. The proposed architecture classifies a vehicle over attention windows which are predicted to minimize the classification error. Through these windows, the visual representations of the most discriminative part of the vehicle are aggregated over different scales which in fact provide more representative features for the classifier. In addition, we define a loss function accounting for the joint classification error across make and model. Besides, a training methodology is devised to stabilize the training process and to impose multi-scale constraints on predicted attention windows. The proposed architecture outperforms state-of-the-art schemes reducing the model classification error over the Stanford dataset by 1.7 % and improving the classification accuracy by 0.2 % and 0.3 % on model and make respectively over the CompCar dataset.
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