Training Very Deep Networks Training Very Deep Networks
Paper summary Machine learning researchers frequently find that they get better results by adding more and more layers to their neural networks, but the difficulties of initialization and decaying/exploding gradients have been severely limiting. Indeed, the difficulties of getting information to flow through deep neural networks arguably kept them out of widespread use for 30 years. This paper addresses this problem head on and demonstrates one method for training 100 layer nets. The paper describes an affective method to train very deep neural networks by means of 'information highways', or building direct connections to upper network layers. Although a generalization of prior techniques, such as cross-layer connections, the authors have shown this method to be effective by experimentation. The contributions are quite novel and well supported by experimental evidence.

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