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Java Deep Learning Essentials

By : Yusuke Sugomori
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Java Deep Learning Essentials

By: Yusuke Sugomori

Overview of this book

AI and Deep Learning are transforming the way we understand software, making computers more intelligent than we could even imagine just a decade ago. Deep Learning algorithms are being used across a broad range of industries – as the fundamental driver of AI, being able to tackle Deep Learning is going to a vital and valuable skill not only within the tech world but also for the wider global economy that depends upon knowledge and insight for growth and success. It’s something that’s moving beyond the realm of data science – if you’re a Java developer, this book gives you a great opportunity to expand your skillset. Starting with an introduction to basic machine learning algorithms, to give you a solid foundation, Deep Learning with Java takes you further into this vital world of stunning predictive insights and remarkable machine intelligence. Once you’ve got to grips with the fundamental mathematical principles, you’ll start exploring neural networks and identify how to tackle challenges in large networks using advanced algorithms. You will learn how to use the DL4J library and apply Deep Learning to a range of real-world use cases. Featuring further guidance and insights to help you solve challenging problems in image processing, speech recognition, language modeling, this book will make you rethink what you can do with Java, showing you how to use it for truly cutting-edge predictive insights. As a bonus, you’ll also be able to get to grips with Theano and Caffe, two of the most important tools in Deep Learning today. By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to tackle Deep Learning with Java. Wherever you’ve come from – whether you’re a data scientist or Java developer – you will become a part of the Deep Learning revolution!
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Java Deep Learning Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Other Important Deep Learning Libraries


Theano was developed for deep learning, but it is not actually a deep learning library; it is a Python library for scientific computing. The documentation is available at There are several characteristics introduced on the page such as the use of a GPU, but the most striking feature is that Theano supports computational differentiation or automatic differentiation, which ND4J, the Java scientific computing library, doesn't support. This means that, with Theano, we don't have to calculate the gradients of model parameters by ourselves. Theano automatically does this instead. Since Theano undertakes the most complicated parts of the algorithm, implementations of math expressions can be less difficult.

Let's see how Theano computes gradients. To begin with, we need to install Theano on the machine. Installation can be done just by using pip install Theano or easy_install Theano. Then, the following are the lines to import and use Theano: