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Problem statement

This International Dance Day, an event management company organized an evening of Indian classical dance performances to celebrate the rich, eloquent, and elegant art of dance. Post the event, the company planned to create a microsite to promote and raise awareness among the public about these dance forms. However, identifying them from images is a tough nut to crack.

You have been appointed as a Machine Learning Engineer for this project. Build an image tagging Deep Learning model that can help the company classify these images into eight categories of Indian classical dance.


The dataset consists of 364 images belonging to 8 categories, namely manipuri, bharatanatyam, odissi, kathakali, kathak, sattriya, kuchipudi, and mohiniyattam.

The benefits of practicing this problem by using Machine Learning/Deep Learning techniques are as follows:

  • This challenge will encourage you to apply your Machine Learning skills to build models that classify images into multiple categories
  • This challenge will help you enhance your knowledge of classification actively. It is one of the basic building blocks of Machine Learning and Deep Learning

We challenge you to build a model that auto-tags images and classifies them into various categories of Indian classical dance forms.


Considering these unfortunate times that the entire world is facing due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we wish to do our bit and contribute the prize money for the welfare of society.


Deep Learning is an application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that provides systems with the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed. Deep Learning is a science that determines patterns in data. These patterns provide deeper meaning to problems and help you to first understand problems better and then solve the same with elegance. HackerEarth’s Deep Learning challenge is designed to help you improve your Deep Learning skills by competing and learning from fellow participants.

Here’s presenting HackerEarth’s Deep Learning Challenge—Identify the dance form.

Why should you participate?

  • To analyze and implement multiple algorithms and determine which is more appropriate for a problem
  • To get hands-on experience in Deep Learning problems

Who should participate?

  • Working professionals
  • Deep Learning or Machine Learning enthusiasts
  • College students (if you understand the basics of predictive modeling)


Machine Learning practice


  1. Your output will be evaluated only for 50% of the test data while the contest is running. Once the contest is over, output for the remaining 50% of the data will be eval...
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