Digits Localization on Streets View House Numbersm

I am trying to learn a bit of deep learning playing with the Street View House Numbers data set. I have managed to recognize sequences of digits and I'd like now to train a CNN to localize digits and provide boxes coordinates. The problem is that I have the boxes coordinates related to the original image sizes which are always different.

I have to resize the images in order to have homogenous input for the NN but I don't know hot to transform the boxes coordinates coherently.

• – Emre
Feb 15 '17 at 3:26

For example a coordinate say $(100,100)$ in the image of say $(1024,1024)$ size when resized to say $(256,256)$ will be $(25,25)$ (assuming you didn't crop anything in the mean while), which is in general
$$(x_{new},y_{new}) = (\frac{x_{old}*l_{new}}{l_{old}},\frac{y_{old}*b_{new}}{b_{old}})$$ where $l$ is the length of the image, $b$ is the width.
In times of fractional answers after reduction make sure your bounding box covers a bigger area. For example, Y-coordinate for the left side of bounding box should be pushed towards the Y-axis while on the right should be pushed towards the ceil value like say you got $25.5$ by reducing, go to 25 when on the left side while $26$ when on right side of bounding box. Similarly up and down for $x's$.