Applying regularisation to model parameters is straightforward. We just need to apply an appropriate regulariser, such as vecnorm, to each model parameter and add the result to the overall loss.

For example, say we have a simple regression.

using Flux: crossentropy
m = Dense(10, 5)
loss(x, y) = crossentropy(softmax(m(x)), y)

We can regularise this by taking the (L2) norm of the parameters, m.W and m.b.

penalty() = vecnorm(m.W) + vecnorm(m.b)
loss(x, y) = crossentropy(softmax(m(x)), y) + penalty()

When working with layers, Flux provides the params function to grab all parameters at once. We can easily penalise everything with sum(vecnorm, params).

julia> params(m)
2-element Array{Any,1}:
 param([0.355408 0.533092; … 0.430459 0.171498])
 param([0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0])

julia> sum(vecnorm, params(m))
26.01749952921026 (tracked)

Here's a larger example with a multi-layer perceptron.

m = Chain(
  Dense(28^2, 128, relu),
  Dense(128, 32, relu),
  Dense(32, 10), softmax)

loss(x, y) = crossentropy(m(x), y) + sum(vecnorm, params(m))

loss(rand(28^2), rand(10))

One can also easily add per-layer regularisation via the activations function:

julia> c = Chain(Dense(10,5,σ),Dense(5,2),softmax)
Chain(Dense(10, 5, NNlib.σ), Dense(5, 2), NNlib.softmax)

julia> activations(c, rand(10))
3-element Array{Any,1}:
 param([0.71068, 0.831145, 0.751219, 0.227116, 0.553074])
 param([0.0330606, -0.456104])
 param([0.61991, 0.38009])

julia> sum(vecnorm, ans)
2.639678767773633 (tracked)