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Preprocessing Pipelines Including Block-Matching Convolutional Neural Network for Image Denoising to Robustify Deep Reidentification against Evasion Attacks

Marek Pawlicki, Ryszard S. Choraś


Artificial neural networks have become the go-to solution for computer vision tasks, including problems of the security domain. One such example comes in the form of reidentification, where deep learning can be part of the surveillance pipeline. The use case necessitates considering an adversarial setting—and neural networks have been shown to be vulnerable to a range of attacks. In this paper, the preprocessing defences against adversarial attacks are evaluated, including block-matching convolutional neural network for image denoising used as an adversarial defence. The benefit of using preprocessing defences comes from the fact that it does not require the effort of retraining the classifier, which, in computer vision problems, is a computationally heavy task. The defences are tested in a real-life-like scenario of using a pre-trained, widely available neural network architecture adapted to a specific task with the use of transfer learning. Multiple preprocessing pipelines are tested and the results are promising.

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