Reusable model design becomes desirable with the rapid expansion of machine
learning applications. In this paper, we focus on the reusability of
pre-trained deep convolutional models...
Specifically, different from treating
pre-trained models as feature extractors, we reveal more treasures beneath
convolutional layers, i.e., the convolutional activations could act as a
detector for the common object in the image co-localization problem. We propose
a simple but effective method, named Deep Descriptor Transforming (DDT), for
evaluating the correlations of descriptors and then obtaining the
category-consistent regions, which can accurately locate the common object in a
set of images. Empirical studies validate the effectiveness of the proposed DDT
method. On benchmark image co-localization datasets, DDT consistently
outperforms existing state-of-the-art methods by a large margin. Moreover, DDT
also demonstrates good generalization ability for unseen categories and
robustness for dealing with noisy data.