Converting a Dataset to Classification

Using Isolate Objects to convert an object detection project to classification.

Written by Mohamed Traore

Last published at: May 5th, 2022

Converting an Object Detection dataset to a Classification Dataset using Roboflow's "Isolate Objects" Advanced Pre-Processing feature.

Have some data in a Roboflow object detection project that you want to use in a classification project? Here's how:

  1. Generate a dataset in the source project with the Isolate Objects preprocessing step, but no augmentation options, selected.
    • This will create crops of all the bounding boxes from the project's dataset for a classifier to be trained on
  2. Export the data from that version using the OpenAI Clip Classification method (see screenshot) and download to your local machine.
  3. Unzip the downloaded data, create a Roboflow classification project, and upload the unzipped folder of images to it
  4. Review the data, generate a new dataset, and train!