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I'm trying to compare a custom neural network architecture with other existing ones. I'm quite new to the CS field and I'm looking for desirable properties and/or applications of neural networks(especially recurrent architectures). Are there any?

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closed as primarily opinion-based by David Richerby, Evil, vonbrand, Juho, Yuval Filmus Jan 5 '16 at 17:02

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    $\begingroup$ Desirable for what purposes? This seems very opinion-based, to me. $\endgroup$ – David Richerby Jan 3 '16 at 16:52
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidRicherby that's the point: what, in your opinion, makes you choose an architecture? For example, transfer functions should have some desirable properties like non-linearity, differentiability, monotonicity... What about the neural networks instead? $\endgroup$ – samuelemarro Jan 3 '16 at 20:42
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    $\begingroup$ 1. Subjective/opinion-based/open-ended questions typically aren't a good fit for this site's format. We seek focused, answerable technical questions. See cs.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask. It might help if you edited your question to narrow it down (e.g., to a particular application domain, to list your goals for the neural network and how you will evaluate answers, etc.). $\endgroup$ – D.W. Jan 3 '16 at 20:45
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    $\begingroup$ 2. What research have you done? We expect you to do a significant amount of research before asking, and to show us in the question what you've come up with. This helps us give you a better answer, and helps others who may come across your question. See cs.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask. $\endgroup$ – D.W. Jan 3 '16 at 20:45