Ecoset – an ecologically more valid large-scale image dataset

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Tired of all the dogs in ImageNet (ILSVRC)? Then ecoset is here for you. 1.5m images from 565 basic level categories, chosen to be both (i) frequent in linguistic usage, and (ii) rated by human observers as concrete (e.g. ‘table’ is concrete, ‘romance’ is not). Here we collect resources associated with ecoset. This includes the dataset, trained deep neural network models, code to interact with them, and published papers using it.

The ecoset dataset, pre-trained networks, and online tools to run them are available here.

Have you used ecoset in your research, and want to make the corresponding paper/resources available here? Let us know, happy to help.

Ecoset in brief
    • 1.5 million images
    • 565 basic level object categories
    • Categories selected to be frequent and concrete
    • Expected error rate of <4%
    • Comes with 40 pre-trained DNN instances (Alexnet, vNet)
    • Easy online tool to extract network activations for new stimuli
    • Main paper available here
    • Dataset/code/networks available here

Ecoset resources
Publications using ecoset
Storrs, K. R., Kietzmann, T. C., Walther, A., Mehrer, J., & Kriegeskorte, N. (2021). Diverse deep neural networks all predict human IT well, after training and fitting. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, [Article]

van Dyck, L. E., Kwitt, R., Denzler, S. J., & Gruber, W. R. (2021). Comparing object recognition in humans and deep convolutional neural networks–An eye tracking study. Frontiers in Neuroscience, [Article]

Muttenthaler, L., Hebart, M.N. (2021) THINGSvision: a Python toolbox for streamlining the extraction of activations from deep neural networks. bioRxiv, 2021.03.11.434979

Publications citing ecoset
List via google scholar here.