We have presented EvoDeep, a tool for evolving Deep Neural Networks parameters and architecture. The approach pursues to maximise its classification accuracy while achieving valid sequence of layers by employing a state machine.
This model is tested against a widely used dataset of handwritten digits images. The experiments performed using this dataset show that the Evolutionary Algorithm is able to select the parameters and the DNN architecture appropriately, achieving a 98.93% accuracy in the best run.
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Martín, Alejandro; Lara-Cabrera, Raúl; Fuentes-Hurtado, Félix; Naranjo, Valery; Camacho, David. EvoDeep: a new Evolutionary approach for automatic Deep Neural Networks parametrisation. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 2017.