CSRNet: Dilated Convolutional Neural Networks for Understanding the Highly Congested Scenes

Yuhong Li, Xiaofan Zhang, Deming Chen; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 1091-1100

Abstract


We propose a network for Congested Scene Recognition called CSRNet to provide a data-driven and deep learning method that can understand highly congested scenes and perform accurate count estimation as well as present high-quality density maps. The proposed CSRNet is composed of two major components: a convolutional neural network (CNN) as the front-end for 2D feature extraction and a dilated CNN for the back-end, which uses dilated kernels to deliver larger reception fields and to replace pooling operations. CSRNet is an easy-trained model because of its pure convolutional structure. We demonstrate CSRNet on four datasets (ShanghaiTech dataset, the UCF_CC_50 dataset, the WorldEXPO'10 dataset, and the UCSD dataset) and we deliver the state-of-the-art performance. In the ShanghaiTech Part_B dataset, CSRNet achieves 47.3% lower Mean Absolute Error (MAE) than the previous state-of-the-art method. We extend the targeted applications for counting other objects, such as the vehicle in TRANCOS dataset. Results show that CSRNet significantly improves the output quality with 15.4% lower MAE than the previous state-of-the-art approach.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Li_2018_CVPR,
author = {Li, Yuhong and Zhang, Xiaofan and Chen, Deming},
title = {CSRNet: Dilated Convolutional Neural Networks for Understanding the Highly Congested Scenes},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}