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Enabling deep neural networks for tight resource constraint environments like mobile phones and cameras is the current need. The existing availability in the form of optimized architectures like Squeeze Net, MobileNet etc., are devised to serve the purpose by utilizing the parameter friendly operations and architectures, such as point-wise convolution, bottleneck layer etc. This work focuses on optimizing the number of floating point operations involved in inference through an already compressed deep learning architecture. The optimization is performed by utilizing the advantage of residual connections in a macroscopic way. This paper proposes novel connection on top of the deep learning architecture whose idea is to locate the blocks of a pretrained network which have relatively lesser knowledge quotient and then bypassing those blocks by an intelligent skip connection, named here as Shunt connection. The proposed method helps in replacing the high computational blocks by computation friendly shunt connection. In a given architecture, up to two vulnerable locations are selected where 6 contiguous blocks are selected and skipped at the first location and 2 contiguous blocks are selected and skipped at the second location, leveraging 2 shunt connections. The proposed connection is used over state-of-the-art MobileNet-V2 architecture and manifests two cases, which lead from 33.5% reduction in flops (one connection) up to 43.6% reduction in flops (two connections) with minimal impact on accuracy.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Neural networks : the official journal of the International Neural Network Society
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Surgical fistulization of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear with mastoid, subarachnoid or cochlear shunt. This procedure is used in the treatment of MENIERE DISEASE.
Surgical venous shunt between the portal and systemic circulation to effect decompression of the portal circulation. It is performed primarily in the treatment of bleeding esophageal varices resulting from portal hypertension. Types of shunt include portacaval, splenorenal, mesocaval, splenocaval, left gastric-caval (coronary-caval), portarenal, umbilicorenal, and umbilicocaval.
Surgical portasystemic shunt between the portal vein and inferior vena cava.
Surgical shunt allowing direct passage of blood from an artery to a vein. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
A type of surgical portasystemic shunt to reduce portal hypertension with associated complications of esophageal varices and ascites. It is performed percutaneously through the jugular vein and involves the creation of an intrahepatic shunt between the hepatic vein and portal vein. The channel is maintained by a metallic stent. The procedure can be performed in patients who have failed sclerotherapy and is an additional option to the surgical techniques of portocaval, mesocaval, and splenorenal shunts. It takes one to three hours to perform. (JAMA 1995;273(23):1824-30)
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