Lowering mutual coherence between receptive fields in convolutional neural networks

Lowering mutual coherence between receptive fields in convolutional neural networks

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It has been shown that more accurate signal recovery can be achieved with low-coherence dictionaries in sparse signal processing. In this Letter, the authors extend the low-coherence attribute to receptive fields in convolutional neural networks. A new constrained formulation to train low-coherence convolutional neural network is presented and an efficient algorithm is proposed to train the network. The resulting formulation produces a direct link between the receptive fields of a layer through training procedure that can be used to extract more informative representations from the subsequent layers. Simulation results over three benchmark datasets confirm superiority of the proposed low-coherence convolutional neural network over the unconstrained version.


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