A Unified Object Counting Network With Object Occupation Prior

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS FOR VIDEO TECHNOLOGY(2024)

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The counting task, which plays a fundamental role in numerous applications (e.g., crowd counting, traffic statistics), aims to predict the number of objects with various densities. Existing object counting tasks are designed for a single object class. However, it is inevitable to encounter newly coming data with new classes in our real world. We name this scenario as evolving object counting. In this paper, we build the first evolving object counting dataset and propose a unified object counting network as the first attempt to address this task. The proposed network consists of two key components: a class-agnostic mask module and a class-incremental module. The class-agnostic mask module learns generic object occupation prior by predicting a class-agnostic binary mask (e.g., 1 denotes there exists an object at the considering position in an image and 0 otherwise). The class-incremental module is used to handle new classes and provides discriminative class guidance for density map prediction. The combined outputs of the class-agnostic mask module and image feature extractor are used to predict the final density map. When new classes arrive, we first add new neural nodes to the last regression and classification layers of the class-incremental module. Then, instead of retraining the model from scratch, we utilize knowledge distillation to help the model retain and consolidate what it has previously learned. We also employ a support sample bank to store a small number of typical training samples for each class, which are used to prevent the model from forgetting key information from old data. With this design, our model can efficiently and effectively adapt to new classes while maintaining good performance on already-seen data without large-scale retraining. Extensive experiments on the collected dataset demonstrate favorable performance.
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Task analysis,Training,Knowledge engineering,Feature extraction,Deformable models,Convolutional neural networks,Annotations,Object counting,incremental learning,classification,convolution neural network
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