Deep Residual Learning for Image Recognition

Kaiming He, Xiangyu Zhang, Shaoqing Ren, Jian Sun

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Abstract:Deeper neural networks are more difficult to train. We present a residual learning framework to ease the training of networks that are substantially deeper than those used previously. We explicitly reformulate the layers as learning residual functions with reference to the layer inputs, instead of learning unreferenced functions. We provide comprehensive empirical evidence showing that these residual networks are easier to optimize, and can gain accuracy from considerably increased depth. On the ImageNe ...
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The authors have found that residual networks can increase accuracy by significantly increasing depth. In one of their experiments they found that a 1202-layer network performed worse than a 110-layer network showing there is some limit to the gain in accuracy that is achieved by increasing depth.

Given the number of nodes and the size of the dataset is there an approximate function which tells you how many layers you should have to optimize the accuracy of the neural network?

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