# Questions tagged [learning-rate]

For questions related to the concept of learning rate (of an optimization algorithm, such as gradient descent) in machine learning.

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### Would a different learning rate for every neuron and layer mitigate or solve the vanishing gradient problem?

I'm interested in using the sigmoid (or tanh) activation function instead of RELU. I'm aware of RELU advantages on faster computation and no vanishing gradient problem. But about vanishing gradient, ...
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### Why does learning rate reduce train-test generalization gap?

In this blog post: http://www.argmin.net/2016/04/18/bottoming-out/ Prof Recht shows two plots: He says one of the reasons the plot below has a lower train-test gap is because that model was trained ...
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In the paper On the Variance of the Adaptive Learning Rate and Beyond, in section 2, the authors write To further analyze this phenomenon, we visualize the histogram of the absolute value of ...
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### Is it a good idea to change the learning rate at each training step as a function of the loss?

Is it a good idea to change the learning rate at each training step as a function of the loss? i.e. for points with high loss value, put a high learning rate and for low loss value a low learning rate ...
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### How can a learning rate that is too large cause the output of the network (and the error) to go to infinity?

It happened to my neural network, when I use a learning rate of <0.2 everything works fine, but when I try something above 0.4 I start getting "nan" errors because the output of my ...
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### What is the equation of the learning rate decay in the Adam optimiser?

Adam is known as an algorithm that has an adaptive learning rate for each parameter. I believe this is due to the division by the term $$v_t = \beta_2 \cdot v_{t-1} + (1-\beta_2) \cdot g_t^2$$ Hence, ...
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### How to best make use of learning rate scheduling in reinforcement learning?

How to best make use of learning rate scheduling in reinforcement learning? To me, a low learning rate towards the end to fine-tune what you've learned with subtle updates makes sense. But I don't ...
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### Should an increased learning rate for an adaptive linear neuron (ADALINE) reduce the square error at every epoch?

I am completely new to neural networks and therefore, my query may have some basic conceptual problem. I am following Fundamentals of Neural Networks by Laurene Fusett. In this book, the author ...