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Training deep learning models to count based on synthetic data

Brink, G.C. van den (2019) Training deep learning models to count based on synthetic data.

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Abstract:Training deep convolutional neural networks requires a significant amount of data. Solving the need for real-world training data that is hard and expensive to create, this research project tries to design both a deep convolutional neural network and a synthetic dataset for training. Using synthetic data in training solves the need for big real-world datasets. In this training, a customized deep neural network allows for a more tailored approach to learning and generalizing the training. The context is a regression problem dealing with counting houses on satellite images. As a result, this research presents a combined model able to count houses on images in a real-world testing dataset with an average counting error of 3 for images with a number of houses in range [0, 38]. The combined model consists of a deep convolutional neural network and a linear regression model. This research concludes that creating a custom model is a good, but complicated, way of solving specific counting problems and that the method of creating synthetic data is very important in arriving at a good solution.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:https://purl.utwente.nl/essays/79049
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