Searching for Accurate Binary Neural Architectures [article]

Mingzhu Shen and Kai Han and Chunjing Xu and Yunhe Wang
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Binary neural networks have attracted tremendous attention due to the efficiency for deploying them on mobile devices. Since the weak expression ability of binary weights and features, their accuracy is usually much lower than that of full-precision (i.e. 32-bit) models. Here we present a new frame work for automatically searching for compact but accurate binary neural networks. In practice, number of channels in each layer will be encoded into the search space and optimized using the
more » ... ry algorithm. Experiments conducted on benchmark datasets and neural architectures demonstrate that our searched binary networks can achieve the performance of full-precision models with acceptable increments on model sizes and calculations.
arXiv:1909.07378v1 fatcat:rswjrttx4vd3xhgcggw3zcslga