Is a basic neural network architecture better with small datasets?


I'm currently trying to predict 1 output value with 52 input values. The problem is that I only have around 100 rows of data that I can use.

Will I get more accurate results when I use a small architecture than when I use multiple layers with a higher amount of neurons?

Right now, I use 1 hidden layer with 1 neuron, because of the fact that I need to solve (in my opinion) a basic regression problem.

Yari Nowicki

Posted 2020-03-05T13:04:17.107

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It's harder to overfit it certainly!

I mean practically speaking there has to be some assumptions on the generation model of your data, either explicit or implicit.

I would try probably 1-2 layer network first(maybe your data is linearly separable if you're lucky).


Posted 2020-03-05T13:04:17.107

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