Is there a theoretical basis against using both L2 and Dropout regularization simultaneously for training a deep neural network? They are both related but could they be complementary if used together?


The paper {1} that introduced dropout combined dropout with L2:

We found that dropout combined with max-norm regularization gives the lowest generalization error.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the reference in the original paper! Sometimes it is best to go to the source. As a follow up, would there be an issue with using dropout + l2 + maxnorm simulteously? $\endgroup$ – Pylander Oct 19 '16 at 21:34
  • $\begingroup$ The link doesn't work anymore $\endgroup$ – Mayur Kulkarni Feb 16 '18 at 8:11
  • $\begingroup$ @MayurKulkarni Stack Exchange should take care of dead links, not individual users. $\endgroup$ – Franck Dernoncourt Feb 16 '18 at 8:16

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