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From unmesha sreeveni <unmeshab...@gmail.com>
Subject Neural Network in hadoop
Date Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:14:19 GMT
I am trying to implement Neural Network in MapReduce. Apache mahout is
reffering this paper

Neural Network (NN) We focus on backpropagation By defining a network
structure (we use a three layer network with two output neurons classifying
the data into two categories), each mapper propagates its set of data
through the network. For each training example, the error is back
propagated to calculate the partial gradient for each of the weights in the
network. The reducer then sums the partial gradient from each mapper and
does a batch gradient descent to update the weights of the network.

Here <http://homepages.gold.ac.uk/nikolaev/311sperc.htm> is the worked out
example for gradient descent algorithm.

Gradient Descent Learning Algorithm for Sigmoidal Perceptrons

   1. Which is the better way to parallize neural network algorithm While
   looking in MapReduce perspective? In mapper: Each Record owns a partial
   weight(from above example: w0,w1,w2),I doubt if w0 is bias. A random weight
   will be assigned initially and initial record calculates the output(o) and
   weight get updated , second record also find the output and deltaW is got
   updated with the previous deltaW value. While coming into reducer the sum
   of gradient is calculated. ie if we have 3 mappers,we will be able to get 3
   w0,w1,w2.These are summed and using batch gradient descent we will be
   updating the weights of the network.
   2. In the above method how can we ensure that which previous weight is
   taken while considering more than 1 map task.Each map task has its own
   weight updated.How can it be accurate? [image: enter image description
   3. Where can I find backward propogation in the above mentioned gradient
   descent neural network algorithm?Or is it fine with this implementation?
   4. what is the termination condition mensioned in the algorithm?

Please help me with some pointers.

Thanks in advance.

*Thanks & Regards *

*Unmesha Sreeveni U.B*
*Hadoop, Bigdata Developer*
*Centre for Cyber Security | Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham*

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