Cross-Entropy Versus KL Divergence Cross-entropy is not KL Divergence. Cross-entropy is related to divergence measures, such as the Kullback-Leibler, or KL, Divergence that quantifies how much one distribution differs from another. Specifically, the KL divergence measures a very similar quantity to cross-entropy.

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## Is Kullback-Leibler divergence related to cross entropy?

Cross-Entropy Versus KL Divergence Cross-entropy is not KL Divergence. Cross-entropy is related to divergence measures, such as the Kullback-Leibler, or KL, Divergence that quantifies how much one distribution differs from another. Specifically, the KL divergence measures a very similar quantity to cross-entropy.

## Is relative entropy symmetric?

Relative entropy or Kullback-Leibler divergence The Kullback-Leibler divergence is not symmetric, i.e., KL(p||q)≠KL(q||p) and it can be shown that it is a nonnegative quantity (the proof is similar to the proof that the mutual information is nonnegative; see Problem 12.16 of Chapter 12).

**Is relative entropy convex?**

The Kullback-Leibler relative entropy, which corresponds to Φ(x) = x log x appears for example in Sanov Theorem as a particular convex conjugate functional on probability measures spaces.

**What is the difference between KL divergence and cross-entropy?**

KL divergence is the relative entropy or difference between cross entropy and entropy or some distance between actual probability distribution and predicted probability distribution. It is equal to 0 when the predicted probability distribution is the same as the actual probability distribution.

### Is cross-entropy symmetric?

Cross-entropy isn’t symmetric. So, why should you care about cross-entropy? Well, cross-entropy gives us a way to express how different two probability distributions are. The more different the distributions p and q are, the more the cross-entropy of p with respect to q will be bigger than the entropy of p.

### Is cross entropy symmetric?

**What is KL divergence loss?**

So, KL divergence in simple term is a measure of how two probability distributions (say ‘p’ and ‘q’) are different from each other. So this is exactly what we care about while calculating the loss function.

**What is the difference between binary cross-entropy and categorical cross-entropy?**

Binary cross-entropy is for multi-label classifications, whereas categorical cross entropy is for multi-class classification where each example belongs to a single class.

## Is entropy strictly concave?

In general, D(p q) is now a strictly convex function of p on ∆Ω. This is verified just as we verified that the Shannon entropy is strictly concave.

## Why is entropy concave?

Because conditioning reduces the uncertainty, H(Z) ≥ H(Z|b). This proves that the entropy is concave. Also, X → Y → Z ⇐⇒ Z → Y → X. Now let us consider the property of Markov chain.