Exploring pre-trained models for research often poses a challenge in Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL). Visualizing the architecture of these models usually demands setting up the specific framework they were trained on, which can be quite laborious. Without this framework, comprehending the model’s structure becomes cumbersome for AI researchers.
Some solutions enable model visualization but involve setting up the entire framework for training the model. This process can be time-consuming and intricate, deterring quick access to model architectures.
One solution to simplify the visualization of ML/DL models is the open-source tool called Netron. This tool functions as a viewer specifically designed for neural networks, supporting frameworks like TensorFlow Lite, ONNX, Caffe, Keras, etc. Netron bypasses the need to set up individual frameworks by directly presenting the model architecture, making it accessible and convenient for researchers.
Netron’s remarkable capability lies in its support for various model formats, enabling users to visualize models without configuring the specific training environment. It provides a user-friendly interface displaying the network’s layers, kernel sizes, input dimensions, and the sequence of operations, offering a clear understanding of the model’s architecture.
By seamlessly rendering complex models simply and understandably, Netron aids researchers in grasping the structure of ML/DL models without intricate setup requirements. It empowers users to export the model architecture as images, facilitating further analysis or sharing insights with peers.
In conclusion, Netron is an invaluable tool for AI researchers, offering a hassle-free means to visualize and comprehend the architecture of ML/DL models. Its capability to display diverse model formats without setting up individual frameworks streamlines the process, fostering a better understanding of intricate model structures for researchers worldwide.
Niharika is a Technical consulting intern at Marktechpost. She is a third year undergraduate, currently pursuing her B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Kharagpur. She is a highly enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in Machine learning, Data science and AI and an avid reader of the latest developments in these fields.