Nonlinear Weighted Directed Acyclic Graph and A Priori Estimates for Neural Networks

Yuqing Li, Tao Luo, Chao Ma

In an attempt to better understand structural benefits and generalization power of deep neural networks, we firstly present a novel graph theoretical formulation of neural network models, including fully connected, residual network~(ResNet) and densely connected networks~(DenseNet). Secondly, we extend the error analysis of the population risk for two layer network~\cite{ew2019prioriTwo} and ResNet~\cite{e2019prioriRes} to DenseNet, and show further that for neural networks satisfying certain mild conditions, similar estimates can be obtained. These estimates are a priori in nature since they depend sorely on the information prior to the training process, in particular, the bounds for the estimation errors are independent of the input dimension.

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