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IndoFashion: Apparel Classification for Indian Ethnic Clothes
Cloth categorization is an important research problem that is used by e-commerce websites for displaying correct products to the end-users. Indian clothes have a large number of clothing categories both for men and women. The traditional Indian clothes like "Saree" and "Dhoti" are worn very differently from western clothes like t-shirts and jeans. Moreover, the style and patterns of ethnic clothes have a very different distribution from western outfits. Thus the models trained on standard cloth datasets fail on ethnic outfits. We introduce the first large-scale ethnic dataset of over 106K images with 15 different categories for fine-grained classification of Indian ethnic clothes. We gathered a diverse dataset from a large number of Indian e-commerce websites. We then evaluate several baselines for the cloth classification task on our dataset. We obtain 88.43% classification accuracy. We hope that our dataset would foster research in the development of several algorithms such as cloth classification, landmark detection, especially for ethnic clothes.