Reconciled Polynomial Machine google
In this paper, we aim at introducing a new machine learning model, namely reconciled polynomial machine, which can provide a unified representation of existing shallow and deep machine learning models. Reconciled polynomial machine predicts the output by computing the inner product of the feature kernel function and variable reconciling function. Analysis of several concrete models, including Linear Models, FM, MVM, Perceptron, MLP and Deep Neural Networks, will be provided in this paper, which can all be reduced to the reconciled polynomial machine representations. Detailed analysis of the learning error by these models will also be illustrated in this paper based on their reduced representations from the function approximation perspective. …

Deep Learning Optimization Library (DLOPT) google
Deep learning hyper-parameter optimization is a tough task. Finding an appropriate network configuration is a key to success, however most of the times this labor is roughly done. In this work we introduce a novel library to tackle this problem, the Deep Learning Optimization Library: DLOPT. We briefly describe its architecture and present a set of use examples. This is an open source project developed under the GNU GPL v3 license and it is freely available at https://…/dlopt

Probabilistic Personalization of Black-Box Sequence Model (PROPS) google
We present PROPS, a lightweight transfer learning mechanism for sequential data. PROPS learns probabilistic perturbations around the predictions of one or more arbitrarily complex, pre-trained black box models (such as recurrent neural networks). The technique pins the black-box prediction functions to ‘source nodes’ of a hidden Markov model (HMM), and uses the remaining nodes as ‘perturbation nodes’ for learning customized perturbations around those predictions. In this paper, we describe the PROPS model, provide an algorithm for online learning of its parameters, and demonstrate the consistency of this estimation. We also explore the utility of PROPS in the context of personalized language modeling. In particular, we construct a baseline language model by training a LSTM on the entire Wikipedia corpus of 2.5 million articles (around 6.6 billion words), and then use PROPS to provide lightweight customization into a personalized language model of President Donald J. Trump’s tweeting. We achieved good customization after only 2,000 additional words, and find that the PROPS model, being fully probabilistic, provides insight into when President Trump’s speech departs from generic patterns in the Wikipedia corpus. Python code (for both the PROPS training algorithm as well as experiment reproducibility) is available at https://…/perturbed-sequence-model.

Homoscedasticity google
In statistics, a sequence or a vector of random variables is homoscedastic if all random variables in the sequence or vector have the same finite variance. This is also known as homogeneity of variance. The complementary notion is called heteroscedasticity. The spellings homoskedasticity and heteroskedasticity are also frequently used. …