Questions tagged [feedforward-neural-network]

For questions related to feedforward neural networks (FFNNs), which are also sometimes called multilayer perceptrons, but these two expressions may not always be interchangeable.

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Which marketing-related classification challenges is a feed forward neural network suited to solve?

I am trying to think of some marketing-related classification challenges that a feed-forward neural network would be suited for. Any ideas?
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Using a "is_padding" attribute in your padding instead of simply zero vectors

Typical Feed Forward Neural Networks require a fixed sized input and output. So when you have variable sized input, it seems to be common practice to pad the input with zero vectors. Why does it not ...
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ReLU function converging to local optimum in one case and diverging in the other one

I implemented a simple neural network with 1 hidden layer. I used ReLU as activation function for the hidden layer and the output layer just uses the linear function. To check my implementation I ...
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Bias gradient of layer before batch normalization always zero

From the original paper and this post we have that batch normalization backpropagation can be formulated as I'm interested in the derivative of the previous layer outputs $x_i=\sigma(w X_i+b)$ with ...
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How do I determine the best neural network architecture for a problem with 3 inputs and 12 outputs?

This post continues the topic in the following post: Is it possible to train a neural network with 3 inputs and 12 outputs?. I conducted several experiments in MATLAB and selected those neural ...
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Attempting to solve a optical character recognition task using a feed-forward network

I am doing some experimentation on neural networks, and for that I am trying to program a plain OCR task. I have learned CNNs are the best choice ,but for the time being and due to my inexperience, I ...
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Closed networks vs Networks with a removed delay to predict new data

I've come across two types of neural networks to predict, both from Matlab, the closed structure and the net that removes one delay to find new data. From Matlab's app generated scripts we see: % ...
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What is the space complexity for training a neural network using back-propagation?

Suppose that a simple feedforward neural network (FFNN) contains $n$ hidden layers, $m$ training examples, $x$ features, and $n_l$ nodes in each layer. What is the space complexity to train this FFNN ...
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Why should variance(output) equal variance(input) in Xavier Initialisation?

In a lot of explanations online for Xavier Initialization, I see the following: With each passing layer, we want the variance to remain the same. This helps us keep the signal from exploding to a ...
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How to use residual learning applied to fully connected networks?

Is there any reason why skip connections would not provide the same benefits to fully connected layers as it does for convolutional? I've read the ResNet paper and it says that the applications should ...
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What's the difference between RNNs and Feed Forward Neural Networks if a fixed size vector can preserve sequential information?

I was watching a Youtube video in which the problem of trying to predict the last word in a sentence was posed. The sentence was "I took my cat for a" and the last word was "walk"....
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How do we minimize loss for a single neuron with a feedback?

Suppose we had a series of single-dimensional data points $X = \{x_1, x_2, \dots, x_n \}$, where $n$ is the number of data points and there corresponding output values $T = \{t_1, t_2, \dots, t_n \}$. ...
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Can denoising auto-encoders be convolutional and fully connected?

I have been reading lately on autoencoders a lot. I just wanted to summarize my understanding of denoising autoencoders. As far as I understand they can be Fully connected (in which case, they will ...
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Why would my neural network run faster on my laptop than on my university's supercomputer?

I am trying to get my neural network running on my university's supercomputer in order to decrease its runtime (not for training, for testing - feedforward runs only). However, the Matlab function I ...
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Neural network seems to just figure out the probability of a specific result

I am really new to neural networks, so i was following along with a video series, created by '3blue1brown' on youtube. I created an implementation of the network he explained in c++. I am attempting ...
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Is this TensorFlow implementation of partial derivative of the cost with respect to the bias correct?

I have a neural network for MNIST classification which I am hard coding using TensorFlow 2.0. The neural network has an input layer consisting of 784 neurons (28 * 28), one hidden layer having "...
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Self-organizing map using weighted non-euclidean distance to minimize variance of predictions

Let's say I have a dataset, each item/row of which has $\mathit{X + 1}$ characteristics where the last characteristic (i.e., the $\mathit{1}$) represents the some value I want to predict, $\mathit{Y}$,...
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Matrix-output for FFNN?

Turns out that it looks like I will be approximating a 100x10 matrix in my project thesis. II have the following equation $y = Dx$, where $y$ is $(100 \times 1)$, $D$ is $100 \times 10$ and $x$ is $...
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How to create Partially Connected NNs with prespecified connections using Tensorflow?

I'd like to implement a partially connected neural network with ~3 to 4 hidden layers (a sparse deep neural network?) where I can specify which node connects to which node from the previous/next layer....
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when updating the bias matrix, do we get the total sum of dZ or the sum of the axis of dZ?

I'm currently studying how to implement a neural network from scratch to know how it works, I came across this article: https://www.samsonzhang.com/2020/11/24/understanding-the-math-behind-neural-...
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Why is the error curve of a neural network trained with MSE to output $\frac{3 I_1 + 5 I_2}{2}$ given inputs $I_1$ and $I_2$ oscillating weirdly?

I just "finished" my first AI program. I programmed in Excel VBA, and I think it works well. I was checking every formula and the whole algorithm several times to make sure every formula is ...
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Neural Network trains towards 1 despite target

So I'm trying to make my first neural network and have just finished my back propagation functions. I got the algebra from brilliant and thought I'd understood it, but my bug proves otherwise. The bug ...
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Is there a framework or method that would help visualise inner workings of a feedforward neural network?

I wonder if there is some framework or method to help visualising inner workings of a feedforward deep neural network? What I mean by this is something similar to what is being done with CNNs where we ...
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What kind of ANN should I use for this problem?

I want to develop a neural network for my data, but I have no idea if my problem should be solved with curve fitting, classification or maybe something else. Here is my problem. My input data are some ...
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Why isn't the loss of my neural network reduced after 2500 iterations?

I have developed a basic feedforward neural network from scratch to classify whether image is of cat or not cat. It works fine, but after 2500 iterations, my cost function is not reducing properly. ...
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How can feedforward neural networks act as contraction maps?

In graph neural networks, the Banach fixed-point theorem and Jacobi method it is described that the transition from one state to another be defined by a contraction map with a fixed-point. The autor ...