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Feedforward Neural Network Methodology : Springer Series in Statistics - Terrence L. Fine

Feedforward Neural Network Methodology

Springer Series in Statistics

Hardcover Published: 11th June 1999
ISBN: 9780387987453
Number Of Pages: 340

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The decade prior to publication has seen an explosive growth in com- tational speed and memory and a rapid enrichment in our understa- ing of arti?cial neural networks. These two factors have cooperated to at last provide systems engineers and statisticians with a working, prac- cal, and successful ability to routinely make accurate complex, nonlinear models of such ill-understood phenomena as physical, economic, social, and information-based time series and signals and of the patterns h- den in high-dimensional data. The models are based closely on the data itself and require only little prior understanding of the stochastic mec- nisms underlying these phenomena. Among these models, the feedforward neural networks, also called multilayer perceptrons, have lent themselves to the design of the widest range of successful forecasters, pattern clas- ?ers, controllers, and sensors. In a number of problems in optical character recognition and medical diagnostics, such systems provide state-of-the-art performance and such performance is also expected in speech recognition applications. The successful application of feedforward neural networks to time series forecasting has been multiply demonstrated and quite visibly so in the formation of market funds in which investment decisions are based largely on neural network-based forecasts of performance. The purpose of this monograph, accomplished by exposing the meth- ology driving these developments, is to enable you to engage in these - plications and, by being brought to several research frontiers, to advance the methodology itself.

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..".Fine must be congratulated for a coherent presentation of carefully selected material. Given the diversity of the field, this represented a serious challenge. Again, Feeforward Neural Network Methodlogy is an excellent reference for whoever wants to be brought to the frontier of research. I enthusiastically recommend it."

Background and Organization
Perceptrons - Networks with a Single Node
Feedforward Networks I: Generalities and LTU Nodes
Feedforward Networks II: Real-valued Nodes
Algorithms for Designing Feedforward Networks
Architecture Selection and Penalty Terms
Generalization and Learning
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ISBN: 9780387987453
ISBN-10: 0387987452
Series: Springer Series in Statistics
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 11th June 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.31 x 16.26  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.65