Softmax Regression

Multi class problems
We can learn it by likening it to logistic regression: 😋
Recall that logistic regression produces a decimal between 0 and 1.0. For example, a logistic regression output of 0.8 from an email classifier suggests an 80% chance of an email being spam and a 20% chance of it being not spam. Clearly, the sum of the probabilities of an email being either spam or not spam is 1.0.
Softmax extends this idea into the MULTI-CLASS world. That is, Softmax assigns decimal probabilities to each class in a multi-class problem. Those decimal probabilities must add up to 1.0.
  • Its other name is Maximum Entropy (MaxEnt) Classifier
We can say that softmax regression generalizes logistic regression
Logistic regression is a special status of softmax where C = 2 🤔

📚 Notation

C = number of classes = number of units of the output layer So,
is a (C, 1) dimensional vector.

🎨 Softmax Layer

Softmax is implemented through a neural network layer just before the output layer. The Softmax layer must have the same number of nodes as the output layer.

💥 Softmax Activation Function


🔨 Hard Max function

Takes the output of softmax layer and convert it into 1 vs 0 vector (as I called it 🤭) which will be our
For example:
t = 0.13 ==> ̂y = 0
0.75 1
0.01 0
0.11 0
And so on 🐾

🔎 Loss Function

Y and ŷ are (C,m) dimensional matrices 👩‍🔧

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