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R Deep Learning Essentials. - Second Edition

By : Mark Hodnett, Joshua F. Wiley
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R Deep Learning Essentials. - Second Edition

By: Mark Hodnett, Joshua F. Wiley

Overview of this book

Deep learning is a powerful subset of machine learning that is very successful in domains such as computer vision and natural language processing (NLP). This second edition of R Deep Learning Essentials will open the gates for you to enter the world of neural networks by building powerful deep learning models using the R ecosystem. This book will introduce you to the basic principles of deep learning and teach you to build a neural network model from scratch. As you make your way through the book, you will explore deep learning libraries, such as Keras, MXNet, and TensorFlow, and create interesting deep learning models for a variety of tasks and problems, including structured data, computer vision, text data, anomaly detection, and recommendation systems. You’ll cover advanced topics, such as generative adversarial networks (GANs), transfer learning, and large-scale deep learning in the cloud. In the concluding chapters, you will learn about the theoretical concepts of deep learning projects, such as model optimization, overfitting, and data augmentation, together with other advanced topics. By the end of this book, you will be fully prepared and able to implement deep learning concepts in your research work or projects.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Other deep learning topics

Two topics that get a lot of attention in deep learning are Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and reinforcement learning. We only briefly introduce both topics, there is no code for this section for a couple of reasons. Firstly both topics are very advanced and trying to create a use-case that is non-trivial would require a few chapters for each topic. Secondly, reinforcement learning is not well supported in R, so creating an example would be difficult. Despite this, I include both of these topics in the book because I believe they are important emerging areas in deep learning that you should definitely be aware of.

Generative adversarial networks

Generative Adversarial Networks have been called...