Flattening and the Full Connection Operation

In this lesson, we are going to learn about the two remaining steps in implementing the Convolutional Neural Network: flattening and full connection operation.

What is “flattening”?

This is a very simple step. After finishing the previous steps, we obtain a pooled feature map. As the name of this step implies, we are basically going to flatten the pooled feature map into a column vector as shown below.

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