Hello MXNet community, I have put up a design proposal to extend the MXNet model saving and loading APIs to solve the following 2 problems: 1. Currently, model export/save APIs do not allow you to export the data transformations as part of the model. By allowing this, we greatly simplify the user experience during inference across all language bindings and also we see a good performance gains. 2. Currently, model export/save APIs do not save input/output signature like input data names, shapes etc.. By saving it as part of the model, we simplify again the inference and model deployment logic.
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=103090063 Thanks to our fellow community members (Zhi, Naveen, Pinar and Jake) for their initial feedback. I request the community to review and provide feedback on the proposal. -- Sandeep Krishnamurthy