I'm trying to tackle a classification problem with a neural net tensor using flow. I have some continuous variable features and some categorical features. The continuous features are normalized using sklearn's StandardScaler. For the categorical features I am using a series of embedding features that I'm concatenating together with my continuous features.
The embedding features are created like so :
airline = tf.feature_column.categorical_column_with_hash_bucket( 'AIRLINE', hash_bucket_size=10)
However I am having trouble choosing my embedding feature output size. I understand this transforms my sparse one hot encode "airline" feature into a float vector of size 8.
Is there a heuristic I can use to choose an embedding feature size ?
My neural net's accuracy remains stuck at 31%. It doesn't seem to be learning even after a 100 epochs. Could the size of the embedding features be a cause for such a behaviour ?