Using Recurrent Neural Networks and TensorFlow to Recognize Handwriting
Recurrent neural networks (RNNs) are designed to model sequential information and are widely used to solve the problems of speech recognition, language modeling, translation, and image captioning. At the recent TensorFlow Chicago meetup, it was discussed how to perform basic mathematical calculations or recognize handwriting using RNNs and TensorFlow together.
Teaching recurrent neural networks using TensorFlow
In his session, Rajiv Shah, Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Illinois, provided a brief introduction to recurrent neural networks. Using TensorFlow’s code as an example, he also demonstrated how to:
- model a sine wave
- perform basic addition
- generate handwriting using
Rajiv has also answered some questions from the audience, sharing his ideas on what the prime reasons for choosing an RNN rather than a standard network are, what challenges one may face when training a model, etc.
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