Image Augmentation using Radial Transform for Training Deep Neural Networks

Hojjat Salehinejad, Shahrokh Valaee, Timothy Dowdell, Joseph Barfett

Deep learning models have a large number of free parameters that must be estimated by efficient training of the models on a large number of training data samples to increase their generalization performance. In real-world applications, the data available to train these networks is often limited or imbalanced. We propose a sampling method based on the radial transform in a polar coordinate system for image augmentation to facilitate the training of deep learning models from limited source data. This pixel-wise transform provides representations of the original image in the polar coordinate system by generating a new image from each pixel. This technique can generate radial transformed images up to the number of pixels in the original image to increase the diversity of poorly represented image classes. Our experiments show improved generalization performance in training deep convolutional neural networks with radial transformed images.

Knowledge Graph



Sign up or login to leave a comment