Module google/‌imagenet/‌inception_v1/‌feature_vector/1

Feature vectors of images with Inception V1 trained on ImageNet (ILSVRC-2012-CLS).

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Inception V1 (a.k.a. GoogLeNet) is a neural network architecture for image classification, originally published by

  • Christian Szegedy, Wei Liu, Yangqing Jia, Pierre Sermanet, Scott Reed, Dragomir Anguelov, Dumitru Erhan, Vincent Vanhoucke and Andrew Rabinovich: "Going deeper with convolutions", 2014.

This TF-Hub module uses the TF-Slim implementation of inception_v1. The module contains a trained instance of the network, packaged to get feature vectors from images. If you want the full model including the classification it was originally trained for, use module google/imagenet/inception_v1/classification/1 instead.


The checkpoint exported into this module was inception_v1_2016_08_28/inception_v1.ckpt downloaded from TF-Slim's pre-trained models. Its weights were originally obtained by training on the ILSVRC-2012-CLS dataset for image classification ("Imagenet").


This module implements the common signature for computing image feature vectors. It can be used like

module = hub.Module("")
height, width = hub.get_expected_image_size(module)
images = ...  # A batch of images with shape [batch_size, height, width, 3].
features = module(images)  # Features with shape [batch_size, num_features].

...or using the signature name image_feature_vector. The output for each image in the batch is a feature vector of size num_features = 1024.

For this module, the size of the input image is fixed to height x width = 224 x 224 pixels. The input images are expected to have color values in the range [0,1], following the common image input conventions.


Consumers of this module can fine-tune it. This requires importing the graph version with tag set {"train"} in order to operate batch normalization in training mode.