Deep Learning

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Convolutional Neural Networks with Eclipse Deeplearning4j

In the previous article we have seen how to use Eclipse Deeplearning4j for building, training and testing a simple and classic MLP  (Multi Layer Perceptron) neural network. As a dataset we used the "hello world" example of deep learning, that is the MNIST: a dataset of 70,000 b/w images of 28×28 pixels, representing handwritten 0-9 digits. Now we will explore a different architecture known as Convolutional Neural Network (CNN), which is very powerful, particularly when dealing with image classification tasks. After having explained how this network works and why it is so efficient, then we will take our previous MLP example, [...]

By |2020-03-28T17:42:52+00:00February 2nd, 2020|

EclipseCon 2019: deep learning & other cool stuff

Since 2008 I missed only one EclipseCon Europe, the annual Eclipse Conference held in Ludwigsburg, Germany. This year the program committee accepted a talk from us about deep learning in general and DL4J as an Eclipse Project. Having a talk accepted from the committee is always an honour and a pleasure, but this time it was particularly special for a couple of reasons: it was the only talk about deep learnig in the program and ... well, it was scheduled in the forum theatre, where keynotes, announcements, welcome and important talks and closing sessions are held. Therefore, when I entered [...]

By |2020-03-31T04:00:44+00:00November 9th, 2019|

Build your first neural network with Eclipse Deeplearning4j

In the previous article we had an introduction to deep learning and neural networks. Here we will explore how to design a network depending on the task we want to solve. There is indeed an incredibly high number of parameters and topology choices to deal with when working with neural networks: how many hidden layers should I set up? What activation function should they use? What are good values for the learning rate? Should I use a classical Multilayer Neural Network, a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN), a Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) or one of the other architectures available? These questions are [...]

By |2020-03-28T17:31:41+00:00June 2nd, 2019|

Introduction to Deep Learning

Are you listening and reading here and there about Deep Learning and would like to have an introduction to this field? Ok, then keep reading: in this article I will give you a very simple introduction to the basics of deep learning, regardless to the language, library or framework you may choose thereafter.   What is deep learning? Well, trying to explain deep learning with a good level of understanding may take quite a while and it's not the purpose of this article. Here the purpose is to help beginners to understand the basic concepts of this field. Nevertheless even [...]

By |2020-03-28T17:49:11+00:00August 10th, 2018|