Contrast R-CNN for Continual Learning in Object Detection [article]

Kai Zheng, Cen Chen
2021 arXiv   pre-print
The continual learning problem has been widely studied in image classification, while rare work has been explored in object detection. Some recent works apply knowledge distillation to constrain the model to retain old knowledge, but this rigid constraint is detrimental for learning new knowledge. In our paper, we propose a new scheme for continual learning of object detection, namely Contrast R-CNN, an approach strikes a balance between retaining the old knowledge and learning the new
more » ... . Furthermore, we design a Proposal Contrast to eliminate the ambiguity between old and new instance to make the continual learning more robust. Extensive evaluation on the PASCAL VOC dataset demonstrates the effectiveness of our approach.
arXiv:2108.04224v1 fatcat:x36lkrekabh77ky5uas4nk4hru