HyperNetworks

David Ha, Andrew M. Dai, Quoc V. Le

Oct 27, 2016 (modified: Feb 16, 2017) ICLR 2017 conference submission readers: everyone
  • Abstract: This work explores hypernetworks: an approach of using one network, also known as a hypernetwork, to generate the weights for another network. We apply hypernetworks to generate adaptive weights for recurrent networks. In this case, hypernetworks can be viewed as a relaxed form of weight-sharing across layers. In our implementation, hypernetworks are are trained jointly with the main network in an end-to-end fashion. Our main result is that hypernetworks can generate non-shared weights for LSTM and achieve state-of-the-art results on a variety of sequence modelling tasks including character-level language modelling, handwriting generation and neural machine translation, challenging the weight-sharing paradigm for recurrent networks.
  • TL;DR: We train a small RNN to generate weights for a larger RNN, and train the system end-to-end. We obtain state-of-the-art results on a variety of sequence modelling tasks.
  • Conflicts: google.com
  • Keywords: Natural language processing, Deep learning, Supervised Learning

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