I am trying to re-train an object detection model for a project. The end goal is for me to convert the ‘saved_model.pb’ model into another format through an SDK provided.
I have no problem at all converting the pre-trained object-detection SavedModels provided by TensorFlow on TensorFlow Hub. However, when I retrain from a checkpoint of one of the models, following every step in the TensorFlow Object Detection API training tutorial, eventually I start to get errors when I try to convert my re-trained result.
Does re-training cause anything significant in the format or components of the saved_model.pb to change? What can I do to simply re-train but not change anything important?
I would really appreciate any help with this, please.