I am working on an object verification problem that need to add new categories regularly. (similar to face verification, we first show the identity card and a model will verify if the face is matching)
I found 2 approach from here how-to-add-a-new-category-to-a-deep-learning-model . It says that we can retrain the model with old weight and adding this new category or using Content-based image retrieval. It means that we base on the last layer feature vector to decide the category (by calculating their hamming distance and euclidean distance). The paper of this technique you can find it here: Deep Learning of Binary Hash Codes for Fast Image Retrieval
Below is the image of concept of this technique:
I have tested the technique with Mnist data set, from number 0 to number 7 only. Number 8 and 9 will be add later. I use only the binarizing code of the last layer in this moment. I tested with number 9 and the results is quite ok. Every other numbers have low similarity (<60%), except number 7, it has 90% similarity with number 9. I will continue to test with Euclidean distance rather than this binary hamming distance.
I have written a blog about this here: Object Verification with Deep Learning of Binary Hash Codes
Source code is quite messy but if you are interested, you can find it here
I am very appreciated if someone can suggest me some techniques to deal with this problem. Thank you in advance