Few-Shot Object Detection via Improved Classification Features

Xinyu Jiang, Zhengjia Li, Maoqing Tian, Jianbo Liu, Shuai Yi, Duoqian Miao; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2023, pp. 5386-5395


Few-shot object detection (FSOD) aims to transfer knowledge from base classes to novel classes, which receives widespread attention recently. The performance of current techniques is, however, limited by the poor classification ability and the improper features in the detection head. To circumvent this issue, we propose a Multi-level Feature Enhancement (MFE) model to improve the feature for classification from three different perspectives, including the spatial level, the task level and the regularization level. First, we revise the classifier's input feature at the spatial level by using information from the regression head. Secondly, we separate the RoI-Align feature into two different feature distributions in order to improve features at the task level. Finally, taking into account the overfitting problem in FSOD, we design a simple but efficient regularization enhancement module to sample features into various distributions and enhance the regularization ability of classification. Extensive experiments show that our method achieves competitive results on PASCAL VOC datasets, and exceeds current state-of-the-art methods in all shot settings on challenging MS-COCO datasets.

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@InProceedings{Jiang_2023_WACV, author = {Jiang, Xinyu and Li, Zhengjia and Tian, Maoqing and Liu, Jianbo and Yi, Shuai and Miao, Duoqian}, title = {Few-Shot Object Detection via Improved Classification Features}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)}, month = {January}, year = {2023}, pages = {5386-5395} }