What Is Deep Learning ?
Neural Networks are computing systems inspired by the biological neural networks that constitute the human brain. Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) are a class of deep, feed-forward artificial neural networks, most commonly applied to analyzing images.
Deep Learning uses large CNNs to solve complex problems difficult or impossible to solve with so-called conventional computer vision algorithms. Deep Learning algorithms may be easier to use as they typically learn by example. They do not require the user to figure out how to classify or inspect parts. Instead, in an initial training phase, they learn just by being shown many images of the parts to be inspected. After successful training, they can be used to classify parts, or detect and segment defects.
Deep Learning works by training a neural network, teaching it how to classify a set of reference images. The performance of the process highly depends on how representative and extensive the set of reference images is. Deep Learning Bundle implements “data augmentation”, which creates additional reference images by modifying (for example by shifting, rotating, scaling) existing reference images within programmable limits. This allows Deep Learning Bundle to work with as few as one hundred training images per class.
Deep Learning generally requires significant amounts of processing power, especially during the learning phase. Deep Learning Bundle supports standard CPUs and automatically detects Nvidia CUDA-compatible GPUs in the PC. Using a single GPU typically accelerates the learning and the processing phases by a factor of 100.
Sample Dataset: Electronic components
Our "Electronic Component" dataset shows how EasyLocate Bounding Box is able to reliably detect and count different kinds of standard electronic components stored in bulk inside plastic bags, in spite of the poor lighting conditions.
Developed with the support of the DG06 Technology Development Department
EasyLocate is the localization and identification library of Deep Learning Bundle. It is used to locate and identify objects, products, or defects in the image. It has the capability of distinguishing overlapping objects and, as such, EasyLocate is suitable for counting the number of object instances. Two methods are available:
- “EasyLocate Axis Aligned Bounding Box” predicts the bounding box surrounding each object (or defect) it has found in the image and assigns a class label to each of them. It must be trained with images where the objects (or defects) that must be found have been annotated with a bounding box and a class label.
- “EasyLocate Interest Point” predicts the position (as one point, typically the center, but may be otherwise defined) for each object (or defect) it has found in the image and assigns a class label to each of them. All the objects (or defects) in the image must have the same approximate size. It must be trained with images where the objects (or defects) that must be found have simply been annotated with an interest point and a class label. The annotation process is faster with EasyLocate Interest Point as a single click is enough to annotate an object.
Why Choose Open eVision’s Deep Learning Bundle?
- Deep Learning Bundle has been tailored, parametrized and optimized for analyzing images, particularly for machine vision applications.
- Deep Learning Bundle has a simple API and the user can benefit from the power of deep learning technologies with only a few lines of code.
- Try before you buy: Deep Learning Bundle comes with the free Deep Learning Studio training and evaluation application.
EasyClassify, EasySegment and EasyLocate cannot be purchased separately. They are only available as part of the Deep Learning Bundle.
Download and evaluate Deep Learning Bundle using Deep Learning Studio
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Sample Dataset: Ceramic Capacitor
Our “Ceramic Capacitor” dataset shows how EasyLocate Interest Point is able to reliably detect and count a lot of ceramic capacitors that are overlapping or touching each other.
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