Entropy landscape of solutions in the binary perceptron problem

Haiping Huang, K Y Michael Wong, Yoshiyuki Kabashima
2013 Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical  
The statistical picture of the solution space for a binary perceptron is studied. The binary perceptron learns a random classification of input random patterns by a set of binary synaptic weights. The learning of this network is difficult especially when the pattern (constraint) density is close to the capacity, which is supposed to be intimately related to the structure of the solution space. The geometrical organization is elucidated by the entropy landscape from a reference configuration and
more » ... of solution-pairs separated by a given Hamming distance in the solution space. We evaluate the entropy at the annealed level as well as replica symmetric level and the mean field result is confirmed by the numerical simulations on single instances using the proposed message passing algorithms. From the first landscape (a random configuration as a reference), we see clearly how the solution space shrinks as more constraints are added. From the second landscape of solution-pairs, we deduce the coexistence of clustering and freezing in the solution space.
doi:10.1088/1751-8113/46/37/375002 fatcat:lpl5b7qw65g2lio47eff45lhza