Loss function plays an important role in CNNs. However, the recent loss functions either do not apply weight and feature normalisation or do not explicitly follow the two targets of improving discriminative ability: minimising intra-class variance and maximising inter-class variance. Besides, all of them consider only the feedback information from the current mini-batch instead of the distribution information from the whole training set. In this paper, we propose a novel loss function – Global Information-based Cosine Optimal loss (Gico loss). Gico loss is applied with weight and feature normalisation, designed explicitly following the aforementioned two targets of improving discriminative ability, and is guided by the distribution information from the whole training set. Extensive experiments are conducted on multiple public datasets, which confirms the effectiveness of the proposed Gico loss and shows that we achieve state-of-the-art performance.
|Title of host publication||2019 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 26 Aug 2019|
|Name||2019 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)|