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    Gradient Descent: Second-Order Momentum and Saturating Error

    Pearlmutter, Barak A. (1991) Gradient Descent: Second-Order Momentum and Saturating Error. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems. pp. 887-894. ISSN 1049-5258

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    Batch gradient descent, ~w(t) = -7JdE/dw(t) , conver~es to a minimum of quadratic form with a time constant no better than '4Amax/ Amin where Amin and Amax are the minimum and maximum eigenvalues of the Hessian matrix of E with respect to w. It was recently shown that adding a momentum term ~w(t) = -7JdE/dw(t) + Q'~w(t - 1) improves this to ~ VAmax/ Amin, although only in the batch case. Here we show that secondorder momentum, ~w(t) = -7JdE/dw(t) + Q'~w(t -1) + (3~w(t - 2), can lower this no further. We then regard gradient descent with momentum as a dynamic system and explore a non quadratic error surface, showing that saturation of the error accounts for a variety of effects observed in simulations and justifies some popular heuristics.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Gradient Descent; Second-Order Momentum; Saturating Error;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 5539
    Depositing User: Barak Pearlmutter
    Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2014 14:44
    Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems
    Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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