Unanswered Questions

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Will parameter sweeping on one split of data followed by cross validation discover the right hyperparameters?

Let's call our dataset splits train/test/evaluate. We're in a situation where we require months of data. So we prefer to use the evaluation dataset as infrequently as possible to avoid polluting our ...
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Can some one help me understand this paragraph from Nvidia's progressive GAN paper?

Furthermore, we observe that mode collapses traditionally plaguing GANs tend to happen very quickly, over the course of a dozen mini-batches. Commonly they start when the discriminator overshoots, ...
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Why does Batch Normalization work?

Adding BatchNorm layers improves training time and makes the whole deep model more stable. That's an experimental fact that is widely used in machine learning practice. My question is - why does it ...
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What is the number of neurons required to approximate a polynomial of degree n?

I learned about the universal approximation theorem from this guide. It states that a network even with a single hidden layer can approximate any function within some bound, given a sufficient number ...
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Why is my GAN more unstable with bigger networks?

I am working with generative adversarial networks (GANs) and one of my aims at the moment is to reproduce samples in two dimensions that are distributed according to a circle (see animation). When ...
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Extending FaceNet’s triplet loss to object recognition

FaceNet uses a novel loss metric (triplet loss) to train a model to output embeddings (128-D from the paper), such that any two faces of the same identity will have a small Euclidean distance, and ...
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Back-of-the-envelope machine learning (specifically neural networks) calculations

There is a popular story regarding the back-of-the-envelope calculation performed by a British physicist named G. I. Taylor. He used dimensional analysis to estimate the power released by the ...
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How to deal with a small amount of labeled samples?

I'm trying to develop skills to deal with very small amounts of labeled samples (250 labeled/20000 total, 200 features) by practicing on Kaggle "Don't Overfit" dataset (Traget_Practice have ...
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Is there a difference in the architecture of deep reinforcement learning when multiple actions are performed instead of a single action?

I've built a deep deterministic policy gradient reinforcement learning agent to be able to handle any games/tasks that have only one action. However, the agent seems to fail horribly when there are ...
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Why are documents kept separated when training a text classifier?

Most of the literature considers text classification as the classification of documents. When using the bag-of-words and Bayesian classification, they usually use the statistic TF-IDF, where TF ...
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Using ConceptNet5 to find similar systems to solve specific problems?

I installed a local running instance of the ConceptNet5 knowledgebase in an elasticsearch server. I used this data to implement the so-called "Analogietechnik" (a creativity technique to solve a ...
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Is the Bellman equation that uses sampling weighted by the Q values (instead of max) a contraction?

It is proved that the Bellman update is a contraction (1). Here is the Bellman update that is used for Q-Learning: $$Q_{t+1}(s, a) = Q_{t}(s, a) + \alpha*(r(s, a, s') + \gamma \max_{a^*} (Q_{t}(s', ...
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How can I solve the zero subset sum problem with hill climbing?

I want to solve the zero subset sum problem with the hill-climbing algorithm, but I am not sure I found a good state space for this. Here is the problem: consider we have a set of numbers and we want ...
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Normalizing Normal Distributions in Thompson Sampling for online Reinforcement Learning

In my implementation of Thompson sampling (TS) for online Reinforcement Learning, my distribution for selecting $a$ is $\mathcal{N}(Q(s, a), \frac{1}{C(s,a)+1})$ where $C(s,a)$ is the number of times $...
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What is the impact of using multiple BMUs for self-organizing maps?

Here's a sort of a conceptual question. I was implementing a SOM algorithm to better understand its variations and parameters. I got curious about one bit: the BMU (best matching unit == the neuron ...

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