Single Shot

You can use the Tizen.MachineLearning.Inference.SingleShot class, to load the existing neural network model or your own specific model from the storage. After loading the model, you can invoke it with a single instance of input data. Then, you can get the inference output result.

The main features of SingleShot include:


To enable your application to use the Machine Learning Inference API functionality:

  1. To use the methods and properties of the Tizen.MachineLearning.Inference.SingleShot class or its related classes such as Tizen.MachineLearning.Inference.TensorsData and Tizen.MachineLearning.Inference.TensorsInfo, include the Tizen.MachineLearning.Inference namespace in your application:

    using Tizen.MachineLearning.Inference;
  2. If the model file you want to use is located in the media storage or the external storage, the application has to request permission by adding the following privileges to the tizen-manifest.xml file:

      <!--To access media storage-->
      <!--To access, read, and write to the external storage-->

Manage tensor information

In the example mentioned in this page, the MobileNet v1 model for TensorFlow Lite is used. This model is used for image classification. The input data type of the model is specified as bit width of each tensor and its input dimension is 3 X 224 X 224. The output data type of the model is the same as the input data type but the output dimension is 1001 X 1 X 1 X 1.

To configure the tensor information, you need to create a new instance of the Tizen.MachineLearning.Inference.TensorsInfo class. Then, you can add the tensor information such as data type, dimension, and name (optional) as shown in the following code:

/* Input Dimension: 3 * 224 * 224 */
TensorsInfo in_info = new TensorsInfo();
in_info.AddTensorInfo(TensorType.UInt8, new int[4] { 3, 224, 224, 1 });

/* Output Dimension: 1001 for classification */
TensorsInfo out_info = new TensorsInfo();
out_info.AddTensorInfo(TensorType.UInt8, new int[4] { 1001, 1, 1, 1 });

The maximum size of TensorsInfo is 16. If the limit is exceeded, then IndexOutOfRangeException is raised.

Load neural network model

  1. If the model file is located in the resource directory of your own application, you need to get its absolute path:

    string ResourcePath = Tizen.Applications.Application.Current.DirectoryInfo.Resource;
    string model_path = ResourcePath + "models/mobilenet_v1_1.0_224_quant.tflite";
  2. You can load the neural network model from storage and configure a runtime environment with the Tizen.MachineLearning.Inference.SingleShot class. The first parameter is the absolute path to the neural network model file. The remaining two parameters are the input and the output TensorsInfo instances:

    /* Create SingleShot instance with model information */
    SingleShot single = new SingleShot(model_path, in_info, out_info);

Invoke neural network model

To invoke the neural network model, you need to create the Tizen.MachineLearning.Inference.TensorsData instance to pass the input data of the model. You can add various types of tensor data, which are already specified in the TensorsInfo instance. Input data is passed in a byte array format, byte[]:

/* Input data for test */
byte[] in_buffer = new byte[3 * 224 * 224 * 1];

/* Set the input tensor data */
TensorsData in_data = in_info.GetTensorsData();
in_data.SetTensorData(0, in_buffer);

After preparing the input data, you can invoke the model and get the inference output result. The SingleShot.Invoke() method gets the input data to be inferred as a parameter and returns the Tizen.MachineLearning.Inference.TensorsData instance, which contains the inference result:

/* Invoke the model and get the inference result */
TensorsData out_data = single.Invoke(in_data);

Fetch inference result

After calling the Invoke() method of the Tizen.MachineLearning.Inference.SingleShot class, the Tizen.MachineLearning.Inference.TensorsData instance is returned as the inference result. The result can have multiple output data. Therefore, you have to fetch each data using the GetTensorData() method:

/* Get the first tensor data from the inference result */
byte[] out_buffer = out_data.GetTensorData(0);

The TensorsData class is used to send the input data to a neural network model. In addition, it provides the Count property to get the number of tensors:

/* Get the number of tensor in TensorsData instance */
var count = out_data.Count;
  • Dependencies
    • Tizen 5.5 and Higher