Initialising Deep Neural Networks: An Approach Based on Linear Interval Tolerance

  • Cosmin StamateEmail author
  • George D. Magoulas
  • Michael S. C. Thomas
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 16)


Deep neural networks, supported by recent advances in hardware and the availability of computational resources, have managed to outperform multilayer neural networks, with one or two hidden layers, producing impressive results in several difficult tasks. Nevertheless, training deep networks remains considerably challenging and there is lack of approaches for initialising deep architectures. In this paper we present an approach that builds on interval analysis to provide weight initialisation for deep neural networks. We have built on our previous work presented in [1], making the necessary adjustments to tailor for deeper architectures. We conducted an empirical study to preliminary evaluate this approach using well known benchmarks from the deep learning literature.


Deep learning Weight initialisation Linear interval tolerance Deep neural networks Multilayer perceptron GPGPU computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cosmin Stamate
    • 1
    Email author
  • George D. Magoulas
    • 1
  • Michael S. C. Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceBirkbeck, University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Psychological SciencesBirkbeck, University of LondonLondonUK

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