Training Inception Model

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Training your custom inception model

This tutorial is based on Tensorflow v1.12 and Emgu TF v1.12.

Follow this tensorflow tutorial to retrain a new inception model.

You can use the flower data from the tutorial, or you can create your own training data by replacing the data folder structures with your own. If you follows the tutorial for retraining, you should now have two files: /tmp/output_graph.pb and /tmp/output_labels.txt

Optimize the graph for inference

We would like to optimized the inception graph for inference.

First we need to install bazel. Looking at this page we know that the official tensorflow 1.12.0 is built with bazel 0.15.0. We can download the bazel 0.15.0 release here.

Once bazel is downloaded and is installed, we can build the optimize_for_inference module as follows:

bazel build tensorflow/python/tools:optimize_for_inference

Now we optimized our graph

bazel-bin/tensorflow/python/tools/optimize_for_inference \
--input=/tmp/output_graph.pb \
--output=/tmp/optimized_graph.pb \
--input_names="Placeholder" \

An inference optimized graph optimized_graph.pb will be generated. We can use it along with the output_lablels.txt file to recognize flowers.

Deploying the model

Emgu.TF v1.12 includes an InceptionObjectRecognition demo project. We can modify the project to use our custom trained model.

We can either include the trained model with our application, or, in our case, upload the trained model to internet for the app to download it, to reduce the application size. We have uploaded our two trained model files to github, under the url: 


Source Code

We comment out the code that download the standard inception v3 model, and uncomment the code that use our custom trained model to recognize flowers.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using Emgu.TF;
using Emgu.TF.Models;


        public MainForm()

            inceptionGraph = new Inception();
            inceptionGraph.OnDownloadProgressChanged += OnDownloadProgressChangedEventHandler;
            inceptionGraph.OnDownloadCompleted += onDownloadCompleted;
                new string[] {"optimized_graph.pb", "output_labels.txt"}, 

        public void Recognize(String fileName)
            Tensor imageTensor = ImageIO.ReadTensorFromImageFile<float>(fileName, 224, 224, 128.0f, 1.0f / 128.0f);

            Inception.RecognitionResult result;
            if (_coldSession)
                //First run of the recognition graph, here we will compile the graph and initialize the session
                //This is expected to take much longer time than consecutive runs.
                result = inceptionGraph.MostLikely(imageTensor);
                _coldSession = false;

            //Here we are trying to time the execution of the graph after it is loaded
            //If we are not interest in the performance, we can skip the following 3 lines
            Stopwatch sw = Stopwatch.StartNew();
            result = inceptionGraph.MostLikely(imageTensor); 

            String resStr = String.Empty;
            if (result != null)
                resStr = String.Format(
                    "Object is {0} with {1}% probability. Recognition done in {2} in {3} milliseconds.", 
                    result.Probability * 100, 
                    TfInvoke.IsGoogleCudaEnabled ? "GPU" : "CPU", sw.ElapsedMilliseconds);

            if (InvokeRequired)
                this.Invoke((MethodInvoker)(() =>
                    fileNameTextBox.Text = fileName;
                    pictureBox.ImageLocation = fileName;
                    messageLabel.Text = resStr;
                fileNameTextBox.Text = fileName;
                pictureBox.ImageLocation = fileName;
                messageLabel.Text = resStr;




We run our inception demo program, and voila Flower recognition daisy 1.png

Flower recognition rose 1.png