I am making a classification model. I understand that the regularization minimizes loss functions. Can i use regularization techniques to minimize loss function in classification if doing so is possible. Please help me with some suggestions or useful links.

  • $\begingroup$ Yes, you can use regularization for classification. Check Deep Learning with Python Book. $\endgroup$
    – N.IT
    Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 10:27
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, the same types of regularization that are used for regression can also be used for classification. You can check this post which describes some regularization techniques. $\endgroup$
    – Djib2011
    Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 10:51
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    $\begingroup$ Regularization does NOT minimize loss functions. Regularization usually increases loss function, but often offers better generalization. $\endgroup$
    – user12075
    Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 17:09


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