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The majority of existing literature focuses on training quantized DNNs, while this work examines the less-studied topic of quantizing a floating-point model without (re)training.
Weight and activation binarization is an effective approach to deep neural network compression and can accelerate the inference by leveraging bitwise operations.
Before computing the gradients for each weight update, targeted dropout stochastically selects a set of units or weights to be dropped using a simple self-reinforcing sparsity criterion and then computes the gradients for the remaining weights.
The success of deep learning in numerous application domains created the de- sire to run and train them on mobile devices.
Structured pruning is a popular method for compressing a neural network: given a large trained network, one alternates between removing channel connections and fine-tuning; reducing the overall width of the network.
2) Cross-layer filter comparison is unachievable since the importance is defined locally within each layer.