Risk bounds for aggregated shallow neural networks using Gaussian prior [article]

Laura Tinsi, Arnak S. Dalalyan
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Analysing statistical properties of neural networks is a central topic in statistics and machine learning. However, most results in the literature focus on the properties of the neural network minimizing the training error. The goal of this paper is to consider aggregated neural networks using a Gaussian prior. The departure point of our approach is an arbitrary aggregate satisfying the PAC-Bayesian inequality. The main contribution is a precise nonasymptotic assessment of the estimation error
more » ... ppearing in the PAC-Bayes bound. We also review available bounds on the error of approximating a function by a neural network. Combining bounds on estimation and approximation errors, we establish risk bounds that are sharp enough to lead to minimax rates of estimation over Sobolev smoothness classes.
arXiv:2112.11086v2 fatcat:4vujmvoiffdivnuxbyn3sfa4u4