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Dropout is a technique to reduce overfitting during the training phase of a neural network.

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Training a CNN on a large dataset

I am currently trying to build a CNN for around 100,000 images. There are 42 classes. I have used the default batch size of 32. This is how my model looks like: ...
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CNN Architecture comparison standards

I want to add comparison of accuracy section in my study report on CNN Architecture for a medical data. I have already added the comparison by VGG 16, AlexNet etc. Is it a standard to compare the ...
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What is dropout in convolutional layers and how does that different from max-pooling-dropout?

When dropout is applied to fully connected layers some nodes will be randomly set to 0. It is unclear to me how dropout work with convolutional layers. If dropout is applied before the convolutions, ...
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Whats the difference between add.LSTM(num_hidden, droput=0.5) and add.Dropout(0.5) in Keras?

Could anyone please explain what is the difference between these two cases, specified in the title. I believe I am not the only one who is confused. I have read that it is preferrable to add Dropout ...
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Understanding usage of dropout in Keras

I would like to check if my understanding of how dropout layers should be used in Keras training is correct. I am training pretty simple MLP regression models: ...
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Dropout in a CNN vs Dropout in a FCNN

In the PyTorch nn module there are 2 types of dropouts: A normal Dropout - During training, randomly zeroes some of the elements of the input tensor with ...
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LSTM: Converting to Bayesian Deep Neural Network

Starting from Yarin Gal's research paper on using Dropout as a Bayesian Approximation (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1506.02142.pdf), I am trying to apply this concept to my Sequence Prediction model. My ...
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Concrete Dropout model unstable on regression tasks

Concrete Dropout as proposed by the author outputs the log variance which is used in calculating losses. Given that there are random parameter initializations in a NN, I am liable to get any number ...
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Why does adding a dropout layer improve deep/machine learning performance, given that dropout suppresses some neurons from the model?

If removing some neurons results in a better performing model, why not use a simpler neural network with fewer layers and fewer neurons in the first place? Why build a bigger, more complicated model ...
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Is generalizing a model, then removing the generalization good for FFNNs?

If one is training a basic FFNN (Feed-Forward Neural Network), one would apply regularizations like dropout, l1, l2 and gaussian noise, so that the model is robust and gives better results for unseen ...
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GAN training the average of my train data

I have been training a GAN with 1D convolutional layers on sinus functions. However if I start varying my sinus (random amplitude for example), the model generates only the average of the random range....
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What is Monte Carlo dropout?

I understand how to use MC dropout from this answer, but I don't understand how MC dropout works, what its purpose is, and how it differs from normal dropout.
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Bayesian regularization vs dropout for basic ann

Does it make sense conceptually to apply dropout to an artificial neutral network while also applying bayesian regularization? On one hand I would think that technically this should work just fine, ...
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Batch Normalization when CNN with only 2 ConvLayer?

I wonder if it is a problem to use BatchNormalization when there are only 2 convolutional layers in a CNN. Can this have adverse effects on classification performance? Now I don't mean the training ...
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Why should we use (or not) dropout on the input layer?

People generally avoid using dropout at the input layer itself. But wouldn't it be better to use it? Adding dropout (given that it's randomized it will probably end up acting like another regularizer)...
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How does dropout work during testing in neural network?

The below paragraph is picked from the textbook Hands-On Machine Learning with sci-kit learn & Tensorflow. I couldn't understand what the author is trying to ...
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Dropout noise shape when applying it on a series

I am training a neural network based on the Deep Sets framework (https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.06114, https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.05165). The basis of this approach is that one has a series of input ...
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Convolutional neural network overfitting. Dropout not helping

I am playing a little with convnets. Specifically, I am using the kaggle cats-vs-dogs dataset which consists on 25000 images labeled as either cat or dog (12500 each). I've managed to achieve around ...
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Why are deep ensembles and monte carlo dropout never used simultanuously in uncertainty estimation

In papers on this topic, I have seen deep ensembles being compared to dropout monte carlo. I was wondering why they are never used simultanously, since adding dropout monte carlo to every member of an ...
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Improving Accuracy of the Deep Learning Model

In my current project, I have only 647 rows (500 for training and 147 for testing) and I have applied the Keras Sequential model using the following code: ...
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Monte Carlo Dropout as Uncertainty predection

I am pretty new to Python and this board so I am not sure, if I am at the right place for my question since it doesn't include any code. If not so, please give my a hint for a better way/place to ask. ...
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Intuitive reasoning behind inverted dropout in neural networks

I'm going through the deeplearning.ai course on Coursera and am trying to understand the intuitive reasoning behind inverted dropout in neural networks. Based on the lecture, my understanding is as ...
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Is applying simultaneous K Fold Cross Validation and Drop out possible?

Well, it might seem ridiculous but I was just thinking whether it is possible to have these two methods simultaneously or not. I ran the code and faced an error, but in theory it doesn't seem ...
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Dropout dividing by compensation term = overshoots the result?

When applying dropout mask, why is it acceptable to divide the resulting state by the percentage of survived neurons? I understand that it's to prevent signal from dying out. But I've done the test, ...
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Regularization - Combine drop out with early stopping

I'm building a RNN (recurrent neural network) with LSTM cells. I'm using time series to perform anomaly detection. When training my RNN I'm using a dropout of 0.5 and I'm early stopping with a ...
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Dropout onto pre-weighted vs onto pre-activated vector?

For any layer in my neural net, should I apply dropout onto an entering vector, or on the pre-activated vector? In other words: $$\vec q=W\cdot \vec x$$ $$\vec h = activate(drop(\vec q))$$ or: $$\...
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Dropout implies stochastic descent?

The question is very simple, yet I can't find a quick confirmation on the web. It might seem obvious - by design, will Dropout always result in stochastic-looking gradient descent? (SGD) I've built ...
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Dropout in Deep Neural Networks

I was reading a paper published on Dropout. What I find difficulty in understanding that, In the training phase, a unit is present with a probability $p$ and not present with a probability $1-p$. In ...
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Dropout on which layers of LSTM?

Using a multi-layer LSTM with dropout, is it advisable to put dropout on all hidden layers as well as the output Dense layers? In Hinton's paper (which proposed ...
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How to interpret a drastic accuracy loss while training a neuronal net (CNN)?

How can one interpret a drastic accuracy loss after ~38 epochs? Maybe more dropout should be added to the CNN network? (x-axis shows the number of epochs)
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How can I improve a model which is overly confident in the wrong thing?

I am currently estimating the certainty of a models estimation by running a neural network model with dropout multiple times and looking at the range of values. The results confuse me. I can group ...
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When should one use L1, L2 regularization instead of dropout layer, given that both serve same purpose of reducing overfitting?

In Keras, there are 2 methods to reduce over-fitting. L1,L2 regularization or dropout layer. https://keras.io/regularizers/ https://keras.io/layers/core/#dropout What are some situations to use L1,...
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What is coadaptation of neurons in neural networks?

Looking for a bare minimum example (3 hidden units only maybe?) for what weights of a neural network with heavily coadapted weights would look like and showcase why they are bad. Also, how is ...
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Dropout on inputs instead on outputs = DropConnect?

Is dropping out parts of the Input vector better than dropping out parts of the Output vector? The latter literally makes this same neuron invisible to any further layers. On the contrary, ignoring ...
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Dropout vs weight decay

Dropout and weight decay are both regularization techniques. From my experience, dropout has been more widely used in the last few years. Are there scenarios where weight decay shines more than ...
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Convolutional layer dropout layer in keras

According to classical paper http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~rsalakhu/papers/srivastava14a.pdf dropout operation affects not only training step but also test step - we need to multiply all neuron output ...
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Dropout Decreases Test and Train Accuracy in one layer LSTM in Pytorch

I have a one layer lstm with pytorch on Mnist data. I know that for one layer lstm dropout option for lstm in pytorch does not operate. So, I have added a drop out at the beginning of second layer ...
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Dropout in other machine learning models

Dropout is a widely used technique in deep learning. Dropout was built for neural networks, but I wonder if other prediction models can use this idea as well as a regularizer. Do you know of any ...
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Should I set higher dropout prob if there are plenty of data?

I have some excessive amount of data for the size of NN I am able to teach in a reasonable time. If I feed all the data into the network it stops learning at some point and a resulting model shows ...
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Probability of dropout growth

In the DNN literature, is there analysis or a term on a dropout ratio (oppositely-)proportional to the depth of a layer? By intuition, I'd like to dropout fewer neurons on the layers next to the ...
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Concrete Dropout for Recurrent Neural Networks (Keras)

I would like to use the Concrete Dropout Framework from GAL in application to recurrent neural networks. There is a great paper about it and the implementation can be found on the website (Thank you ...
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Do we need to increase training data size when increasing dropouts?

I am using a fully connected feed forward neural network built using keras for text classification. It consists of 3 hidden layer. I am planning to add a dropout layer after each hidden layer to ...
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How to think about prediction error that is not convex in hyperparameter, or over the course of training

Take the following case of a hyperparameter and prediction error: Imagine that the hyperparameter is a L2 penalty or a dropout rate -- something that we think that should have a single sweet spot -- ...
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Dropout without the averaging

The final step in dropout regularization is to multiply the weights by the dropout probability. This is motivated by analogy to bagging: averaging the weights of multiple nets. But it isn't truly that ...
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Why isn't Maxout used in the state of the art models?

I have just read the paper from Ian Goodfellow et al. titled "Maxout Networks". It seems that the Maxout activation should be quite powerful, as it can approximate any convex function, i.e. Relu, ...
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In Neural Networks and deep neural networks what does label-dropout mean

If you take the following sentence from an article on deep neural networks to regularize the classifier layer by estimating the marginalized effect of label-dropout during training. What does ...