I have created 4 x 4 2d images from a signal. Now, I want to feed this data to a Convolutional neural Network. How I can choose the nubmber of filter, Kernel Size for this small, shape and size of dataset (4 x 4, 320 images). Should I use maxpooling layer ?

Note: I have already implemented a model for this dataset and accuracy is 78.125%. The model is,

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  • $\begingroup$ Are you asking how to input the values? or Which values to feed? also do add tensorflow in your tags for better exposure to the question. $\endgroup$
    – Academic
    Nov 23, 2020 at 14:35
  • $\begingroup$ @SoumyaKundu thanks. No, I am looking for suggestion how I can choose Kernel size & depth of model for this data. $\endgroup$ Nov 23, 2020 at 14:44
  • $\begingroup$ towardsdatascience.com/… - refer here! $\endgroup$
    – Academic
    Nov 23, 2020 at 14:49
  • $\begingroup$ Why you need CNN for 4x4 i.e. 16 dimensions data? Do you believe that CNN will find something special but a simple model will not even if data is very small? $\endgroup$
    – 10xAI
    Nov 24, 2020 at 9:51
  • $\begingroup$ @10xAI Thanks for your response. I want to compare the best performance between ML and CNN. So, I did this. Is there any good way for doing this? $\endgroup$ Nov 25, 2020 at 11:36

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Since the images are just 4x4 in size, you can do the following :

  • You can resize the image to a much larger dimension like 28x28 and then use sharpen or histogram equalization to bring out the contrast. Then use a 3x3x16, 3x3x 32 kernel arrays in 2 convolutional layers. The rest is fully connected.

  • The images can be input as 4x4 images but use a shorter neural net. One convolutional layer with padding and 3x3x 32 shape would do.

  • Use something similar to google nets, inception module, in which output from multiple convolutions are combined.


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