Why the logistic function ? A tutorial discussion on probabilities and neural networks

@inproceedings{Jordan1995WhyTL,
  title={Why the logistic function ? A tutorial discussion on probabilities and neural networks},
  author={Michael I. Jordan},
  year={1995}
}
This paper presents a tutorial introduction to the logistic function as a statistical object. Beyond the discussion of the whys and wherefores of the logistic function, I also hope to illuminate the general distinction between the \generative/causal/class-conditional" and the \discriminative/diagnostic/ predictive" directions for the modeling of data. Crudely put, the belief network community has tended to focus on the former while the neural network community has tended to focus on the latter… CONTINUE READING
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