I have trained my CNN model on CIFAR 10 and I got val_accuracy of 87% which is not a low value but when it comes to detection of pictures my model detected most of the pictures wrong. anyone knows why this is happening and how to solve this problem.

  • $\begingroup$ I got a similar issue last time I trained a CNN, in my case i don't know exactly what happened, but it seems the classes got mixed up when training and I had to rearrange the order of the outputs. for example network always returned class 1 when it should have returned class 2, etc. So I had to create a dictionnaries to link each class to the correct output. $\endgroup$
    – Ubikuity
    May 4, 2021 at 9:43
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for the comment but I am a beginner and this is a university assignment so if you can provide me with the code that you have used it we will be so helpful. $\endgroup$ May 4, 2021 at 9:45
  • $\begingroup$ I will post the way I solved it in an answer, just remember that this was the solution for me, but might not the solution for your network. Just try sending images from a same class and see it it gives the same class everytime to see your network has the same problem as mine. $\endgroup$
    – Ubikuity
    May 4, 2021 at 9:50
  • $\begingroup$ I have been given images to detect, I have downloaded an image of a house and send it to my model but my model detect it as a cat. I downloaded 3 more images of houses and my model detect them right this time so I am confused. Now I have 4 house images my model detected one as a cat and the other 3 as houses. $\endgroup$ May 4, 2021 at 10:03

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Here is how i fixed the classes not corresponding to each other, code is done with Pytorch, most of my function are custom ones but I wrote the equivalent in comments :

def main():
    modelPath = '../Results/BestModel/model.ntw'
    model = Om.openModel(modelPath)  # torch.load(modelPath)

    dataPath = 'food-101/images'  # DataSet path
    listClasses = os.listdir(dataPath)  # List of classes, here each folder in dataPath is a class

    dicClasses = {}

    for i, imClass in enumerate(listClasses):
        if i % 5 == 0:
            print(str(i) + ' / ' + str(len(listClasses)))
        res = []
        lIm = os.listdir(os.path.join(dataPath, imClass))
        for imName in lIm[:20]:  # Take 20 images of each class
            im = Om.loadImage(os.path.join(dataPath, imClass, imName))  # Loading image with correct transforms applied
            res.append(model(im).cpu().numpy())  # Store the result of the prediction
        resmed = np.mean(res, 0)[0]  # Sum all predictions
        r = indexesMax(resmed, 1)  # function is the same as torch.argmax(resmed).
        dicClasses[imClass] = r


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