A Unified Framework for Training Neural Networks

05/23/2018 ∙ by Hadi Ghauch, et al. ∙ 0

The lack of mathematical tractability of Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) has hindered progress towards having a unified convergence analysis of training algorithms, in the general setting. We propose a unified optimization framework for training different types of DNNs, and establish its convergence for arbitrary loss, activation, and regularization functions, assumed to be smooth. We show that framework generalizes well-known first- and second-order training methods, and thus allows us to show the convergence of these methods for various DNN architectures and learning tasks, as a special case of our approach. We discuss some of its applications in training various DNN architectures (e.g., feed-forward, convolutional, linear networks), to regression and classification tasks.



There are no comments yet.


page 1

page 2

page 3

page 4

This week in AI

Get the week's most popular data science and artificial intelligence research sent straight to your inbox every Saturday.