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Standard Deviation-Based Quantization for Deep Neural Networks

  title={Standard Deviation-Based Quantization for Deep Neural Networks},
  author={Amir Ardakani and Arash Ardakani and Brett H. Meyer and James J. Clark and Warren J. Gross},
Quantization of deep neural networks is a promising approach that reduces the inference cost, making it feasible to run deep networks on resourcerestricted devices. Inspired by existing methods, we propose a new framework to learn the quantization intervals (discrete values) using the knowledge of the network’s weight and activation distributions, i.e., standard deviation. Furthermore, we propose a novel base-2 logarithmic quantization scheme to quantize weights to power-of-two discrete values… 

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