On The Topological Expressive Power of Neural NetworksDownload PDF

Published: 31 Oct 2020, Last Modified: 05 May 2023TDA & Beyond 2020 PosterReaders: Everyone
Keywords: Neural Networks, Expressive Power, Decision Boundary, Classification
TL;DR: Characterizing neural networks' expressive power by topologically studying how many, how complex and how different are the decision boundaries it can express.
Abstract: We propose a topological description of neural network expressive power. We adopt the topology of the space of decision boundaries realized by a neural architecture as a measure of its intrinsic expressive power. By sampling a large number of neural architectures with different sizes and design, we show how such measure of expressive power depends on the properties of the architectures, like depth, width and other related quantities.
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