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Hands-On Generative Adversarial Networks with Keras

By : Rafael Valle
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Hands-On Generative Adversarial Networks with Keras

By: Rafael Valle

Overview of this book

Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) have revolutionized the fields of machine learning and deep learning. This book will be your first step toward understanding GAN architectures and tackling the challenges involved in training them. This book opens with an introduction to deep learning and generative models and their applications in artificial intelligence (AI). You will then learn how to build, evaluate, and improve your first GAN with the help of easy-to-follow examples. The next few chapters will guide you through training a GAN model to produce and improve high-resolution images. You will also learn how to implement conditional GANs that enable you to control characteristics of GAN output. You will build on your knowledge further by exploring a new training methodology for progressive growing of GANs. Moving on, you'll gain insights into state-of-the-art models in image synthesis, speech enhancement, and natural language generation using GANs. In addition to this, you'll be able to identify GAN samples with TequilaGAN. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with the latest advancements in the GAN framework using various examples and datasets, and you will have developed the skills you need to implement GAN architectures for several tasks and domains, including computer vision, natural language processing (NLP), and audio processing. Foreword by Ting-Chun Wang, Senior Research Scientist, NVIDIA
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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Section 1: Introduction and Environment Setup
Section 2: Training GANs
Section 3: Application of GANs in Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, and Audio

Qualitative methods

The evaluation of GANs with qualitative methods focuses on exploratory data analysis. In such methods, the researcher evaluates the fake samples by visual inspection. This can be done independently from other samples or with respect to real samples. Qualitative methods are useful as they can quickly provide information about issues with your current GAN experiment related to image quality, image variety, and the violation of specifications.

In GAN literature, the visual inspection of samples is a very common practice and authors use it to quickly confirm that they have not observed mode collapse or that their framework is robust to mode collapse if some criteria is met (Arjovsky et al., 2017; Gulrajani et al., 2017; Mao et al., 2016; and Radford et al., 2015).

Qualitative methods for evaluation are very useful to quickly detect problems with fake data. This...