VGG, perceptual loss in keras


I’m wondering if it’s possible to add a custom model to a loss function in keras. For example:

def model_loss(y_true, y_pred):
    inp = Input(shape=(128, 128, 1))
    x = Dense(2)(inp)
    x = Flatten()(x)

    model = Model(inputs=[inp], outputs=[x])
    a = model(y_pred)
    b = model(y_true)

    # calculate MSE
    mse = K.mean(K.square(a - b))
    return mse

This is a simplified example. I’ll actually be using a VGG net in the loss, so just trying to understand the mechanics of keras.


The usual way of doing that is appending your VGG to the end of your model, making sure all its layers have trainable=False before compiling.

Then you recalculate your Y_train.

Suppose you have these models:

mainModel - the one you want to apply a loss function    
lossModel - the one that is part of the loss function you want   

Create a new model appending one to another:

from keras.models import Model

lossOut = lossModel(mainModel.output) #you pass the output of one model to the other

fullModel = Model(mainModel.input,lossOut) #you create a model for training following a certain path in the graph. 

This model will have the exact same weights of mainModel and lossModel, and training this model will affect the other models.

Make sure lossModel is not trainable before compiling:

lossModel.trainable = False
for l in lossModel.layers:
    l.trainable = False


Now adjust your data for training:

fullYTrain = lossModel.predict(originalYTrain)

And finally do the training:, fullYTrain, ....)

Answered By – Daniel Möller

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