Batch Norm At Test Time (C2W3L07) | Summary and Q&A

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August 25, 2017
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Batch Norm At Test Time (C2W3L07)

TL;DR

Learn how to adapt neural networks to process examples individually and estimate mean and variance for scaling at test time.

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Key Insights

  • 🚐 Neural networks process examples in mini-batches during training, but sometimes individual example processing is required at test time.
  • 🚐 Mean and variance are calculated on a mini-batch level during training to ensure proper scaling of hidden unit values.
  • 🏋️ Separate estimates of mean and variance are obtained during training using exponentially weighted averages.
  • 🏋️ Rough estimations of mean and variance using exponential weighted averages work effectively in practice.
  • ❓ Deep learning frameworks often provide default methods to estimate mean and variance, but any reasonable approach should suffice.
  • 💨 Successfully adapting neural networks for individual example processing can enable training of deeper networks and faster learning.
  • 🎮 Considerations for deep learning frameworks are discussed in the next video.

Transcript

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Questions & Answers

Q: How are mean and variance calculated in neural networks during training?

Mean and variance are calculated within a mini-batch by summing over the values of the examples and then computing the mean and variance.

Q: What challenges arise when processing examples individually at test time?

It is not possible to calculate mean and variance using just one example, so separate estimates are needed.

Q: How can separate estimates of mean and variance be obtained during training?

Exponentially weighted averages are used to compute mean and variance across mini-batches, providing estimates for test time.

Q: Are there specific ways to estimate mean and variance for individual example processing?

There are various methods, but implementing an exponentially weighted average or running average is commonly used and works well in practice.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • During training, neural networks process examples in mini-batches and compute mean and variance for scaling.

  • At test time, when processing one example at a time, separate estimates of mean and variance are needed.

  • Exponentially weighted averages are commonly used to estimate mean and variance during training and applied at test time.

  • Implementing a rough estimate of mean and variance using an exponentially weighted average is a robust method.

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