# Deep Learning Dictionary - Lightweight Crash Course

Deep Learning Course - Level: Beginner

## Softmax Activation Function - Deep Learning Dictionary

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### Softmax Activation Function - Deep Learning Dictionary

In a neural network, an activation function applies a nonlinear transformation to the output of a layer.

The $$\text{softmax}$$ activation function is a special function that we typically only apply to the output layer of a classification network.

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