Shuchang Zhou

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We propose DoReFa-Net, a method to train convolutional neural networks that have low bitwidth weights and activations using low bitwidth parameter gradients. In particular, during backward pass, parameter gradients are stochastically quantized to low bitwidth numbers before being propagated to convolutional layers. As convolutions during forward/backward(More)
In Community question answering (QA) sites, malicious users may provide deceptive answers to promote their products or services. It is important to identify and filter out these deceptive answers. In this paper, we first solve this problem with the traditional supervised learning methods. Two kinds of features, including tex-tual and contextual features,(More)
In this paper, we address the column-based low-rank matrix approximation problem using a novel parallel approach. Our approach is based on the divide-and-combine idea. We first perform column selection on sub-matrices of an original data matrix in parallel, and then combine the selected columns into the final output. Our approach enjoys a theoretical(More)
Penalized logistic regression (PLR) is a widely used supervised learning model. In this paper, we consider its applications in large-scale data problems and resort to a stochastic primal-dual approach for solving PLR. In particular, we employ a random sampling technique in the primal step and a multiplicative weights method in the dual step. This technique(More)
—Recently, text detection and recognition in natural scenes are becoming increasing popular in the computer vision community as well as the document analysis community. However, majority of the existing ideas, algorithms and systems are specifically designed for English. This technical report presents the final results of the ICDAR 2015 Text Reading in the(More)
—Different from focused texts present in natural images, which are captured with user's intention and intervention, incidental texts usually exhibit much more diversity, variability and complexity, thus posing significant difficulties and challenges for scene text detection and recognition algorithms. The ICDAR 2015 Robust Reading Competition Challenge 4(More)
In this paper, we propose and study a technique to reduce the number of parameters and computation time in convolutional neural networks. We use Kronecker product to exploit the local structures within convolution and fully-connected layers, by replacing the large weight matrices by combinations of multiple Kronecker products of smaller matrices. Just as(More)
—Recently, scene text detection has become an active research topic in computer vision and document analysis, because of its great importance and significant challenge. However, vast majority of the existing methods detect text within local regions, typically through extracting character, word or line level candidates followed by candidate aggregation and(More)
Reducing bit-widths of weights, activations, and gradients of a Neural Network can shrink its storage size and memory usage, and also allow for faster training and inference by exploiting bitwise operations. However, previous attempts for quantization of RNNs show considerable performance degradation when using low bit-width weights and activations. In this(More)