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R Deep Learning Essentials. - Second Edition

By : Mark Hodnett, Joshua F. Wiley
Book Image

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)

Evaluation metrics and evaluating performance

This section will discuss how to set up a deep learning project and what evaluation metrics to select. We will look at how to select evaluation criteria and how to decide when the model is approaching optimal performance. We will also discuss how all deep learning models tend to overfit and how to manage the bias/variance tradeoff. This will give guidelines on what to do when models have low accuracy.

Types of evaluation metric

Different evaluation metrics are used for categorization and regression tasks. For categorization, accuracy is the most commonly used evaluation metric. However, accuracy is only valid if the cost of errors is the same for all classes, which is not always...