Comparing Probabilistic Models for Melodic Sequences Machine Learning

Modelling the real world complexity of music is a challenge for machine learning. We address the task of modeling melodic sequences from the same music genre. We perform a comparative analysis of two probabilistic models; a Dirichlet Variable Length Markov Model (Dirichlet-VMM) and a Time Convolutional Restricted Boltzmann Machine (TC-RBM). We show that the TC-RBM learns descriptive music features, such as underlying chords and typical melody transitions and dynamics. We assess the models for future prediction and compare their performance to a VMM, which is the current state of the art in melody generation. We show that both models perform significantly better than the VMM, with the Dirichlet-VMM marginally outperforming the TC-RBM. Finally, we evaluate the short order statistics of the models, using the Kullback-Leibler divergence between test sequences and model samples, and show that our proposed methods match the statistics of the music genre significantly better than the VMM.

Artificial intelligence promising for CA, retinopathy diagnoses


Babak Ehteshami Bejnordi, from the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, Netherlands, and colleagues compared the performance of automated deep learning algorithms for detecting metastases in hematoxylin and eosin-stained tissue sections of lymph nodes of women with breast cancer with pathologists' diagnoses in a diagnostic setting. The researchers found that the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) ranged from 0.556 to 0.994 for the algorithms. The lesion-level, true-positive fraction achieved for the top-performing algorithm was comparable to that of the pathologist without a time constraint at a mean of 0.0125 false-positives per normal whole-slide image. Daniel Shu Wei Ting, M.D., Ph.D., from the Singapore National Eye Center, and colleagues assessed the performance of a DLS for detecting referable diabetic retinopathy and related eye diseases using 494,661 retinal images. The researchers found that the AUC of the DLS for referable diabetic retinopathy was 0.936, and sensitivity and specificity were 90.5 and 91.6 percent, respectively.

Capsule Deep Neural Network for Recognition of Historical Graffiti Handwriting Machine Learning

Automatic recognition of the historical letters (XI-XVIII centuries) carved on the stoned walls of St.Sophia cathedral in Kyiv (Ukraine) was demonstrated by means of capsule deep learning neural network. It was applied to the image dataset of the carved Glagolitic and Cyrillic letters (CGCL), which was assembled and pre-processed recently for recognition and prediction by machine learning methods ( CGCL dataset contains >4000 images for glyphs of 34 letters which are hardly recognized by experts even in contrast to notMNIST dataset with the better images of 10 letters taken from different fonts. Despite the much worse quality of CGCL dataset and extremely low number of samples (in comparison to notMNIST dataset) the capsule network model demonstrated much better results than the previously used convolutional neural network (CNN). The validation accuracy (and validation loss) was higher (lower) for capsule network model than for CNN without data augmentation even. The area under curve (AUC) values for receiver operating characteristic (ROC) were also higher for the capsule network model than for CNN model: 0.88-0.93 (capsule network) and 0.50 (CNN) without data augmentation, 0.91-0.95 (capsule network) and 0.51 (CNN) with lossless data augmentation, and similar results of 0.91-0.93 (capsule network) and 0.9 (CNN) in the regime of lossless data augmentation only. The confusion matrixes were much better for capsule network than for CNN model and gave the much lower type I (false positive) and type II (false negative) values in all three regimes of data augmentation. These results supports the previous claims that capsule-like networks allow to reduce error rates not only on MNIST digit dataset, but on the other notMNIST letter dataset and the more complex CGCL handwriting graffiti letter dataset also.

Coding Deep Learning for Beginners -- Linear Regression (Part 3): Training with Gradient Descent


This is the 5th article of series "Coding Deep Learning for Beginners". You will be able to find here links to all articles, agenda, and general information about an estimated release date of next articles on the bottom of the 1st article. They are also available in my open source portfolio -- MyRoadToAI, along with some mini-projects, presentations, tutorials and links. In this article, I will explain the concept of training Machine Learning algorithms with Gradient Descent. Majority of supervised algorithms are taking advantage of it -- especially all Neural Networks.

Machine Learning Optimization Using Genetic Algorithm


In this course, you will learn what hyperparameters are, what Genetic Algorithm is, and what hyperparameter optimization is. In this course, you will apply Genetic Algorithm to optimize the performance of Support Vector Machines and Multilayer Perceptron Neural Networks. Hyperparameter optimization will be done on two datasets, a regression dataset for the prediction of cooling and heating loads of buildings, and a classification dataset regarding the classification of emails into spam and non-spam. The SVM and MLP will be applied on the datasets without optimization and compare their results to after their optimization. By the end of this course, you will have learnt how to code Genetic Algorithm in Python and how to optimize your Machine Learning algorithms for maximal performance.