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How to discover the input and output format of a cv::dnn::Net?

asked 2020-12-03 10:56:54 -0500

hammockman gravatar image

I often find some neuural network models on the internet which are not very clear about what is the shape/format of their required input and output. Then I try to run them on opencv::dnn but I have no idea what shape/data type I should feed into them with the blob, and I also do not know what datatype/format I should save the output in (in c++ I need to declare a variable to get the network output, what data type/shape should this variable have? ).

Thank you in advance for the advise.

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answered 2020-12-03 16:31:28 -0500

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the network's description can tell you the dimensions of every layer, particularly first and last layers.

it can't tell you any normalization and scaling required on the values, or how to interpret their meaning.

that information needs to given alongside the network. look for a publication (documentation, repo, scientific paper) on the network you intend to use.

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