3D Max Pooling Forward Layer

The forward three-dimensional (3D) max pooling layer is a form of non-linear downsampling of an input tensor XR n 1 x n 2 x ... x n p . 3D max pooling partitions the input tensor data into 3D subtensors along dimensions k 1, k 2, and k 3, selects an element with the maximal numeric value in each subtensor, and transforms the input tensor to the output tensor Y by replacing each subtensor with its maximum element.

Problem Statement


  • p-dimensional tensor XR n 1 x n 2 x ... x n p with input data.

  • Dimensions k 1, k 2, and k 3 along which the kernel is applied

  • Kernel sizes m 1, m2, and m 3: where p 1, p 2 and p 3 are paddings

The problem is to compute the value tensor Y = (y i 1...i p ) ∈ R l 1 x ... x l p using the downsampling technique.

The layer computes the value y i 1...i p as the maximum element in the subtensor. After the kernel is applied to the subtensor at position the index of the maximum T = (t i 1...i p ) is stored for use by the backward 3D max pooling layer:


  • s 1, s 2, and s 3 are strides

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