External Data allowed?


is it allowed to use external data for this competition? I couldn’t find anything about that topic in the rules, so I am assuming yes. I would like to be sure though.

Thank you!

Hello @antlitzai,

it is generally allowed to use external data for the competition. However, the results must always be reproducible by the organizer as stated in the rules.

Some examples of situations were external data are used without compromising the reproducibility are (1) public data, (2) synthetic data provided to the organizer and (3) a publicly available pre-trained backbone network with initializing weights and instructions (or reference) on how the pre-training was done. An example of external data that would prevent the organizer from reproduce the results is the usage of a non-commercial dataset.

Hope this clarifies!