Archive | Machine Learning

An intro to linear classification with Python

Over the past few weeks, we’ve started to learn more and more about machine learning and the role it plays in computer vision, image classification, and deep learning. We’ve seen how Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) such as LetNet can be used to classify handwritten digits from the MNIST dataset. We’ve applied the k-NN algorithm to classify whether or […]

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How to tune hyperparameters with Python and scikit-learn

In last week’s post, I introduced the k-NN machine learning algorithm which we then applied to the task of image classification. Using the k-NN algorithm, we obtained 57.58% classification accuracy on the Kaggle Dogs vs. Cats dataset challenge: The question is: “Can we do better?” Of course we can! Obtaining higher accuracy for nearly any machine learning algorithm […]

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ImageNet classification with Python and Keras

Normally, I only publish blog posts on Monday, but I’m so excited about this one that it couldn’t wait and I decided to hit the publish button early. You see, just a few days ago, François Chollet pushed three Keras models (VGG16, VGG19, and ResNet50) online — these networks are pre-trained on the ImageNet dataset, meaning that they can recognize 1,000 […]

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Histogram of Oriented Gradients and Object Detection

If you’ve been paying attention to my Twitter account lately, you’ve probably noticed one or two teasers of what I’ve been working on — a Python framework/package to rapidly construct object detectors using Histogram of Oriented Gradients and Linear Support Vector Machines. Honestly, I really can’t stand using the Haar cascade classifiers provided by OpenCV […]

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