Questions tagged [pooling]

For questions related to the pooling (aka downsampling or subsampling) operation/layers, in particular, in the context of convolutional neural networks. There are also specific tags for max-pooling and average pooling.

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What is the effect of using pooling layers in CNNs?

I know how pooling works, and what effect it has on the input dimensions - but I'm not sure why it's done in the first place. It'd be great if someone could provide some intuition behind it - while ...
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What are the benefits of using max-pooling in convolutional neural networks?

I am reading Francois Chollet's Deep learning with Python, and I came across a section about max-pooling that's really giving me trouble. I am unable to copy-paste the content, so I've included ...
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Is pooling a kind of dropout?

If I got well the idea of dropout, it allows improving the sparsity of the information that comes from one layer to another by setting some weights to zero. On the other hand, pooling, let's say max-...