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Loss stops calculating with custom layer (weighted cross entropy function)

Tony
さんによって質問されました 2019 年 10 月 22 日
最新アクティビティ Raza Ali
さんによって 編集されました 2019 年 10 月 26 日
Hi All--I am relatively new to deep learning and have been trying to train existing networks to identify the difference between images classified as "0" or "1." I've mostly been trying to train AlexNet, and I have had a reasonable amount of success. My data is imbalanced so I am working on replacing the last layer with a custom weighted loss function.
I used the following link and code and was able to do replaced the last layer with a weighted loss function (https://www.mathworks.com/help/deeplearning/ug/create-custom-weighted-cross-entropy-classification-layer.html). Here is the code I ended up using:
classdef weightedClassificationLayer < nnet.layer.ClassificationLayer
properties
% Row vector of weights corresponding to the classes in the
% training data.
ClassWeights
end
methods
function layer = weightedClassificationLayer(classWeights, name)
% layer = weightedClassificationLayer(classWeights) creates a
% weighted cross entropy loss layer. classWeights is a row
% vector of weights corresponding to the classes in the order
% that they appear in the training data.
%
% layer = weightedClassificationLayer(classWeights, name)
% additionally specifies the layer name.
% Set class weights.
layer.ClassWeights = classWeights;
% Set layer name.
if nargin == 2
layer.Name = name;
end
% Set layer description
layer.Description = 'Weighted cross entropy';
end
function loss = forwardLoss(layer, Y, T)
% loss = forwardLoss(layer, Y, T) returns the weighted cross
% entropy loss between the predictions Y and the training
% targets T.
N = size(Y,4);
Y = squeeze(Y);
T = squeeze(T);
W = layer.ClassWeights;
loss = -sum(W*(T.*log(Y)))/N;
end
function dLdY = backwardLoss(layer, Y, T)
% dLdX = backwardLoss(layer, Y, T) returns the derivatives of
% the weighted cross entropy loss with respect to the
% predictions Y.
[~,~,K,N] = size(Y);
Y = squeeze(Y);
T = squeeze(T);
W = layer.ClassWeights;
dLdY = -(W'.*T./Y)/N;
dLdY = reshape(dLdY,[1 1 K N]);
end
end
end
The checklayers function says it is good, but unfortunately when I pass it through to the trainNetwork function after a few iterations is stops calculating a loss and the network doesn't improve its accuracy. See the following picture:
Any ideas why it appers to quit calculating a loss function? Is there something wrong with my code? Is it because my variables classes have "0" in them which throws the log function? When I don't use the custom layer it usually gets up to around 75% accuracy. Any help is appreciated. Thanks! -Tony

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回答者: Kaashyap Pappu 2019 年 10 月 25 日
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Whenever the loss value is either “NaN” or “Inf”, the value is not plotted on the curve. On similar lines, the accuracy is near a value of 50%, which indicates the network is basically guessing the output. The class label “0” does not influence the loss either. It can be deduced that the network is unable to find the optimal solution for classification.
WeightedClassificationLayer weights are probably not able to compensate the class imbalance.
You could try to set “Verbose” in “trainingOptions” to “true” to get the training related data such as loss values, current epoch, validation loss in tabular form. Similarly, you can try to reduce the learning rate to a smaller value or apply another property “GradientThreshold” to limit the variation of parameters within the network.
Using this example, I was able to use the “weightedClassificationLayer” to obtain a 100% training accuracy using the following modification:
layers = [
layersTransfer
fullyConnectedLayer(numClasses,'WeightLearnRateFactor',20,'BiasLearnRateFactor',20)
softmaxLayer
weightedClassificationLayer([0.2 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.1])]; %randomly taken weights
Hope this helps!

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Tony
2019 年 10 月 25 日
thank you for the help--as you suggested I brought down the learning rate and it was able to converge. Looks like the more imbalanced my data is the smaller the learning rate it requires. Are there any tutorials on handling imbalanced data for deep learning applications in MATLAB?
Raza Ali
2019 年 10 月 26 日
Hi Tony,
Have you find the appropriate solution? I am also looking for same issue. In my case training doesnot start. Its gives error:
Error using trainNetwork (line 170)
Error using 'backwardLoss' in Layer weightedClassificationLayer. The function threw an error and could not be executed.
Caused by:
Error using .*
Matrix dimensions must agree.
Please help if you can...

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