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14. three) Combining the previous we receive 1 ¯ − f (w ) ≤ f (w) T T w(t) − w , ∇ f (w(t) ) . t=1 To sure the right-hand facet we depend at the following lemma: Lemma 14. 1. allow v1 , . . . , vT be an arbitrary series of vectors. Any set of rules with an initialization w(1) = zero and an replace rule of the shape w(t+1) = w(t) − ηvt (14. four) 14. 1 Gradient Descent satisfies T 2 w 2η w(t) − w , vt ≤ t=1 + η 2 T vt 2 . (14. five) t=1 specifically, for each B, ρ > zero, if for all t we now have that vt ≤ ρ and if we set η = B2 ρ2 T , then for each w with w 1 T T t=1 ≤ B now we have Bρ w(t) − w , vt ≤ √ . T facts. utilizing algebraic manipulations (completing the square), we receive: 1 (t) w − w , ηvt η 1 = ( − w(t) − w − ηvt 2η w(t) − w , vt = = 1 ( − w(t+1) − w 2η 2 2 + w(t) − w + w(t) − w 2 2 )+ + η 2 vt η vt 2 2 2 ) , the place the final equality follows from the definition of the replace rule. Summing the equality over t, we've T w (t) − w , vt t=1 1 = 2η T − w (t+1) −w 2 + w (t) −w 2 t=1 η + 2 T vt 2 vt 2 . (14. 6) t=1 the 1st sum at the right-hand part is a telescopic sum that collapses to w(1) − w 2 − w(T +1) − w 2 . Plugging this in Equation (14. 6), we now have T w(t) − w , vt = t=1 ≤ = 1 ( w(1) − w 2η 1 w(1) − w 2η 1 w 2η 2 + η 2 2 2 − w(T +1) − w + η 2 2 )+ η 2 T t=1 T vt 2 t=1 T vt 2 , t=1 the place the final equality is because of the definition w(1) = zero. This proves the 1st a part of the lemma (Equation (14. 5)). the second one half follows by means of top bounding w by means of B, vt by means of ρ, dividing by way of T , and plugging within the price of η. Lemma 14. 1 applies to the GD set of rules with vt = ∇ f (w(t) ). As we are going to exhibit later in Lemma 14. 7, if f is ρ-Lipschitz, then ∇ f (w(t) ) ≤ ρ. We for this reason fulfill 153 154 Stochastic Gradient Descent the lemma’s stipulations and attain the next corollary: Corollary 14. 2. enable f be a convex, ρ-Lipschitz functionality, and enable w argmin{w: w ≤B} f (w). If we run the GD set of rules on f for T steps with η = ¯ satisfies then the output vector w ∈ B2 ρ2 T , Bρ ¯ − f (w ) ≤ √ . f (w) T ¯ − f (w ) ≤ , it suffices to run the GD in addition, for each > zero, to accomplish f (w) set of rules for a few iterations that satisfies T≥ B 2ρ 2 2 . 14. 2 SUBGRADIENTS The GD set of rules calls for that the functionality f be differentiable. We now generalize the dialogue past differentiable features. we are going to express that the GD set of rules may be utilized to nondifferentiable features by utilizing a so-called subgradient of f (w) at w(t) , rather than the gradient. To inspire the definition of subgradients, remember that for a convex functionality f , the gradient at w defines the slope of a tangent that lies less than f , that's, ∀u, f (u) ≥ f (w) + u − w, ∇ f (w) . (14. 7) an indication is given at the left-hand aspect of determine 14. 2. The life of a tangent that lies lower than f is a crucial estate of convex services, that is in reality another characterization of convexity. Lemma 14. three. allow S be an open convex set. A functionality f : S → R is convex iff for each w ∈ S there exists v such that ∀u ∈ S, f (u) ≥ f (w) + u − w, v .