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Dealing with empty frames in MRI images

I started working on the application of deep learning in medical imaging recently. While dealing with MRI images in the BraTS dataset, I observe that first and last few frames are always completely ...
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Camera pose to environment Mapping

I would like to teach a model the environment of a room. I'm doing so by mapping a camera pose (x, y, z, q0, q1, q2, q3) to its corresponding image; where x, y, z represent location in Cartesian ...
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Is there a Continuous Conditional Variational Autoencoder?

The Conditional Variational Autoencoder (CVAE), introduced in the paper Learning Structured Output Representation using Deep Conditional Generative Models (2015), is an extension of Variational ...
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What is the best loss function for convolution neural network and autoencoder?

What is the best choice for loss function in Convolution Neural Network and in Autoencoder in particular - and why? I understand that the MSE is probably not the best choice, because little ...
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How should I detect an object in a camera image?

I would like to create a model, that will tell me if one type of object is in an image or not. So, for example, I have a camera and I would like to see when one object gets into the shot. Object ...
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Not clear about CoordConv

I read the CoordConv paper and I am a bit confused about its implementation for a GAN/VAE. I understand how to add 2 more channels to an image and pass that to a conv net (and there are good online ...
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Limits for a bottleneck

I have some 64x64 pixels frames from a (simulated) video, with a spaceship moving on a fixed background. The spaceship moves in a straight line with constant velocity from left to right (along the x-...
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Dense bottleneck layer in Autoencoder

I would like to use the bottleneck layer of U-Net (last layer of the encoder) to calculate the similarity between two images. For that I have to somehow flatten the last layer of the encoder. In my ...
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Autoencoder for MobileNetV2

I have way more unlabeled data than labeled data. Therefore I would like to train an Autoencoder using MobileNetV2 as the encoder. Then I will use the pretrained model for the classification of the ...
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Deep Generative Networks Probability of “Success”

I have built various "successful" GANs or VAEs that can generate realistic images reliably, but in either case the generative step is sampling a latent feature vector from some distribution and ...
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How to learn to sample?

Imagine you have access to a dataset of pairs $(s, \hat{\pi}(s))$ where s is a state in a high dimension continuous space $S$, $\pi(s)$ is a probabilistic distribution on a large discrete space $D$ (...
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Reconstruction Errors in Auto Encoders after Training

Autoencoders are used for unsupervised anomaly detection by at first learning the features of the data set with mainly "normal" data points. Then new data can be considered anomalous, if the new data ...
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How to add some data input in a CNN?

There is this problem I have encountered, I was trying to classify the pixels from input image into classes, sort of like segmentation, using a encoder-decoder CNN. The “interested” pixels usually ...
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Why are VAE's useful?

I am not sure I understand what is the advantage of using a VAE's over a deterministic Auto Encoder? For example, assuming we have just 2 labels, a deterministic Auto Encoder will always map a given ...
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Can we use Autoencoders for unsupervised CNN feature learning?

I searched through the internet but couldn't find a reliable article that answers this question. Can we use Autoencoders for unsupervised CNN feature learning of unlabeled images like the below and ...
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Autoencoder for color images in Keras backed by MXNet

I need to train an autoencoder in Keras with the JPG images I took myself. ...
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Has anyone succeeded to (intentionally) overfit the neural network with MNIST?

I am currently studying myself with a subject "representational(expressive power) of neural network" and trying to intentionally fully overfit the neural network which means that at least the model ...
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Variational Autoencoder task for better feature extraction

I have a CNN with the regression task of a single scalar. I was wondering if an additional task of reconstructing the image (used for learning visual concepts), seen in a DeepMind presentation with ...
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Do we also need to model a probability distribution for the decoder of a VAE?

I'm working on understanding VAEs, mostly through video lectures of Stanford cs231n, in particular lecture 13 tackles on this topic and I think I have a good theoretical grasp. However, when looking ...
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What are the purposes of autoencoders?

Autoencoders are neural networks that learn a compressed representation of the input in order to later reconstruct it, so they can be used for dimensionality reduction. They are composed of an encoder ...
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Contractive auto-encoders

I am trying to implement Contractive auto-encoders in PyTorch but I don't know what I'm doing is right or not. The architecture of the auto-encoder is given below: ...
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How to choose the dimensions of the encoding layer in autoencoders?

how to choose the dimensions of the encoding layer in autoencoders?please explain what should be the dimensions of the encoding and decoding layers
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AUTOENCODERS FOR CREDIT CARD FRUD DETECTION

Am working on credit card fraud detection problem using autoencoders. Regarding that I have some doubts given below : The dataset for the above problem has been downloaded from kaggle which is highly ...
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What are some limitations of using Collaborative Deep learning for Recommender systems?

Recently I worked on a paper by Hao Wang, Collaborative Deep learning for Recommender Systems; which uses a two way tightly coupled method, Collaborative filtering for Item correlation and Stacked ...
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Why are Variational autoencoder's output is blurred while GANs output is crisp and has sharp edges?

I observed in several papers that the Variational autoencoder's output is blurred while GANs output is crisp and has sharp edges. Can someone please give some intuition why that is the case? I did ...
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Why doesn't VAE suffer mode collapse?

Mode collapse is a common problem faced by GANs. I am curious why doesn't VAE suffer mode collapse?
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Autoencoder why it is special for image decoding?

I have read about auto encoder. Understood what is encoding part, and decoding part, and the latent space. Now, i tried to implement this in keras. Below is the code. ...
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Loss jumps abruptly when I decay the learning rate with Adam optimizer in PyTorch

I'm training an auto-encoder network with Adam optimizer (with amsgrad=True) and ...
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Disentangled VAE doesn't reconstruct accurate grids

I am trying to implement the disentangled VAE model according to this link. I want to understand the architecture of this model in order to customize it later. As infrastructure, I have a linux kernel ...
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Batch Normalization in Deep Autoencoders?

Does it make sense to use Batch Normalization in Deep (stacked) or/and Sparse Autoencoders? I cannot find any resources for that, so is it safe to assume that since it works for other DNNs it will ...
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Sparsity constraint in a deep autoencoder

Is there any way and any reason why one would introduce a sparsity constraint on a deep autoencoder? In particular, in deep autoencoders the first layer often has more units than the dimensionality ...
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What are good parameters of an encoder?

I am trying to assess an encoder in my autoencoder. I can not seem to grasp which specs make an encoder better than other one in, lets say, unsupervised learning. For example, I am trying to teach my ...
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Do Le et al. (2012) train all three autoencoder layers at a time, or just one?

Le et al. 2012 use a network of 1 billion parameters to learn neurons that respond to faces, cats, pedestrians, etc. without labels (unsupervised). Their network is built with three autoregressive ...
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Genetic programming in autoencoder

I am trying to understand how genetic programming can be used in autoencoders. I am going through a few papers (the classic one and another) but they dont help me to even grasp the concept of genetic ...
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What is the difference between encoders and auto-encoders?

How are the layers in a encoder connected across the network for normal encoders and auto-encoders? In general, what is the difference between encoders and auto-encoders?