ResMLP: Feedforward networks for image classification with data-efficient trainingDownload PDF

21 May 2021, 20:45 (modified: 04 Jun 2021, 12:57)NeurIPS 2021 SubmittedReaders: Everyone
Keywords: deep learning, neural networks, image classification, machine translation, transformer
TL;DR: Multilayer Perceptron with a simple design achieve surprisingly good results
Abstract: We present ResMLP an architecture built entirely upon multi-layer perceptrons for image classification. It is a simple residual network that alternates (i) a linear layer in which image patches interact, independently and identically across channels, and (ii) a two-layer feed-forward network in which channels interact independently per patch. When trained with a modern training strategy using heavy data-augmentation and optionally distillation, it attains surprisingly good accuracy/complexity trade-offs on ImageNet. We also train ResMLP models in a self-supervised setup, to further remove priors from employing a labelled dataset. Finally, by adapting our model to machine translation we achieve surprisingly good results. We will share our code based on the Timm library and pre-trained models.
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