Random Erasing Data Augmentation

@inproceedings{Zhong2017RandomED,
  title={Random Erasing Data Augmentation},
  author={Zhun Zhong and Liang Zheng and Guoliang Kang and Shaozi Li and Yi Yang},
  booktitle={AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence},
  year={2017}
}
In this paper, we introduce Random Erasing, a new data augmentation method for training the convolutional neural network (CNN). In training, Random Erasing randomly selects a rectangle region in an image and erases its pixels with random values. In this process, training images with various levels of occlusion are generated, which reduces the risk of over-fitting and makes the model robust to occlusion. Random Erasing is parameter learning free, easy to implement, and can be integrated with… 

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