Humphrey Sheil

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Pre-trained embeddings into Torch LookupTables before LSTM training

13 Jul 2016 | 0 comments

A promising method to improve performance and reduce training time for an RNN / LSTM is to (a) use embeddings / LookupTables and (b) pre-train those embeddings before commencing full-blown training. I'm interested in how much better a...

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Powering the next-gen of deep learning: Pascal and CUDA 8

06 Apr 2016 | 0 comments

A lot of the time in Deep Learning, the GPU is abstracted away by whatever framework you happen to be using. Sure you run out of memory and drop down the batch size or some other parameter, or you look at nvidia-smi and wonder why you're not running...

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Getting to grips with LSTM (part one)

14 Jan 2016 | 2 comments

What is LSTM (Long Short Term Memory)

Have you got a data set which you are sure contains some really interesting temporal relationships? Do you suspect that if only you could exploit this knowledge you could improve your target predictor /...

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A quick run through Vowpal Wabbit

08 Jan 2016 | 0 comments

Vowpal Wabbit (abbreviated to VW from now on) came to my attention again at NIPS 2015 - I first saw it at NIPS 2013 and I've heard good things about it, so I decided to give it a test...

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Thoughts on RecSys 2015

21 Sep 2015 | 0 comments

And so with RecSys 2015 in Vienna, my conference season comes to an end. Time now to buckle down to running experiments and writing papers. Hopefully next year I'll be presenting at a conference and not...

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