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Jet Features: Hardware-Friendly, Learned Convolutional Kernels for High-Speed Image Classification

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
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Electronics 2019, 8(5), 588; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8050588
Received: 4 May 2019 / Revised: 21 May 2019 / Accepted: 22 May 2019 / Published: 27 May 2019
This paper explores a set of learned convolutional kernels which we call Jet Features. Jet Features are efficient to compute in software, easy to implement in hardware and perform well on visual inspection tasks. Because Jet Features can be learned, they can be used in machine learning algorithms. Using Jet Features, we make significant improvements on our previous work, the Evolution Constructed Features (ECO Features) algorithm. Not only do we gain a 3.7× speedup in software without loosing any accuracy on the CIFAR-10 and MNIST datasets, but Jet Features also allow us to implement the algorithm in an FPGA using only a fraction of its resources. We hope to apply the benefits of Jet Features to Convolutional Neural Networks in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: visual inspection; object classification; hardware implementation; evolutionary constructed features; jet features visual inspection; object classification; hardware implementation; evolutionary constructed features; jet features
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Simons, T.; Lee, D.-J. Jet Features: Hardware-Friendly, Learned Convolutional Kernels for High-Speed Image Classification. Electronics 2019, 8, 588.

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