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Restricted Boltzmann Machine hidden layers

I'm using a Restricted Boltzmann Machine (RBM) as an autoencoder. For now, I use a simple architecture of two layers, the input (~100 nodes) and the output (3 nodes) layers. I'm thinking to add more ...
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Multi-field text input for LSTM

I'm using LSTM to categorize medium-sized pieces of text. Each item to be categorized has several free-form text fields, in addition to several categorical fields. What is the best approach to using ...
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How to chose dense layer size?

I am fine-tuning a VGG16 model on 20 classes with 500k images I was wondering how do you chose the size of the dense layer (the one before the prediction layer which has a size 20). I would prefer not ...
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Representation of hidden layer in neural network diagrams

Why is the representation of hidden layers made in terms of circles? What is the difference between a circle and a box in diagrams of neural networks?
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To what does the number of hidden layers in a neural network correspond?

In a neural network, the number of neurons in the hidden layer corresponds to the complexity of the model generated to map the inputs to output(s). More neurons creates a more complex function (and ...
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Hidden state of the GRU

I'm having a hard time understanding how does the size of the hidden state affects GRU. For example in a concrete example lets say I want to lean a GRU to count. I'm gonna feed it fx 3 timestamps the ...
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How does a single hidden layer neuron affect output?

I'm learning about multilayer perceptrons, and I have a quick theory question in regards to hidden layer neurons. I know we can use two hidden layers to solve a non-linearly seperable problem by ...
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What ANN layer widths support the learning of digit recognition?

I have created an ANN in Python (without libs). On beginning, it had been learned in target of solve linear problems like distinguishing between negative and positive numbers, where the layer widths ...
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In feed forward neural networks, why don't we connect the output of each layer to all proceeding layers?

For example, hidden layer 1's outputs would be fed to the perceptrons in layer 2, 3, 4, ... etc. Beyond computational power considerations, wouldn't this be better than only connecting layers 1 and 2,...
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Why number of hidden units in a layer are suggested to be in powers of 2?

It is suggested that the number of hidden units in a layer should be in powers of 2 because it helps converge faster. Is it a fact and if it is, how this helps the NN learn faster. Does it have to do ...
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Data prepared to linear regression. Can I use it with backpropagation?

I'm studying a Master's Degree in Artificial Intelligence and I need to learn how to use the Java Neural Network Simulator, JavaNNS, program. In one practice I have to build a neural network to use ...
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Is there any common principle/ build algorithm for deep NN structure?

I started to study NN recently. So I understand principles with which I should define input and output layers. But I can't find any guide/directions how to build hidden layers: how many layers do I ...
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What type of neural network would be most feasible for playing a realtime game?

For implementing a neural network algorithm that can play air hockey, I had two ideas for input, and I'm trying to figure out which design would be most viable. The output must be two analog values ...
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Different Suggestion for Estimating Number of layers in Neural Network

In this note Justin Domke says that In practice, neural networks seem to usually find a reasonable solution when the number of layers is not too large, but find poor solutions when using more than, ...
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ANN Shape for Sale Prediction

The inputs (features) and expected output for my ANN are these: Input 1: Product id (number, cast to double) Input 2: Year in the past (1900..2017, cast to double) Input 3: Month of year (1..12, cast ...
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How many nodes/hidden layers are required to solve a classification problem where the boundary is a sinusoidal function?

A single neuron is capable of forming a decision boundary between linearly seperable data. Is there any intuition as to how many, and in what configuration, would be necessary to correctly approximate ...
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Recurrent neural networks with hidden layer

In the lecture, there was a statement: "Recurrent neural networks with multiple hidden layers are just a special case that has some of the hidden to hidden connections missing." I understand ...
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Optimal number of layers in a neural network?

How to decide the optimum number of layers to be created while implementing a Neural Network (Feedforward, back propagation or RNN)?
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What's the difference between hyperbolic tangent and sigmoid neurons?

Two common activation functions used in deep learning are the hyperbolic tangent function and the sigmoid activation function. I understand that the hyperbolic tangent is just a rescaling and ...
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What kind of problems require more than 2 hidden layers?

I've read that the most of the problems can be solved with 1-2 hidden layers. How do you know you need more than 2? For what kind of problems you would need them (give me an example)?
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What is the purpose of the hidden layers?

Why would anybody want to use "hidden layers"? How do they enhance the learning ability of the network in comparison to the network which doesn't have them (linear models)?