Learning Two-layer Neural Networks with Symmetric Inputs

ICLR 2019  ·  Rong Ge, Rohith Kuditipudi, Zhize Li, Xiang Wang ·

We give a new algorithm for learning a two-layer neural network under a general class of input distributions. Assuming there is a ground-truth two-layer network $$ y = A \sigma(Wx) + \xi, $$ where $A,W$ are weight matrices, $\xi$ represents noise, and the number of neurons in the hidden layer is no larger than the input or output, our algorithm is guaranteed to recover the parameters $A,W$ of the ground-truth network. The only requirement on the input $x$ is that it is symmetric, which still allows highly complicated and structured input. Our algorithm is based on the method-of-moments framework and extends several results in tensor decompositions. We use spectral algorithms to avoid the complicated non-convex optimization in learning neural networks. Experiments show that our algorithm can robustly learn the ground-truth neural network with a small number of samples for many symmetric input distributions.

PDF Abstract ICLR 2019 PDF ICLR 2019 Abstract
No code implementations yet. Submit your code now


  Add Datasets introduced or used in this paper

Results from the Paper

  Submit results from this paper to get state-of-the-art GitHub badges and help the community compare results to other papers.


No methods listed for this paper. Add relevant methods here