Development of ANN with Adaptive Connections by CE

Development of ANN with Adaptive Connections by CE

Julián Dorado (University of A Coruna, Spain), Nieves Pedreira (University of A Coruna, Spain) and Mónica Miguelez (University of A Coruna, Spain)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-902-1.ch004
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This chapter presents the use of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) and Evolutionary Computation (EC) techniques to solve real-world problems including those with a temporal component. The development of the ANN maintains some problems from the beginning of the ANN field that can be palliated applying EC to the development of ANN. In this chapter, we propose a multilevel system, based on each level in EC, to adjust the architecture and to train ANNs. Finally, the proposed system offers the possibility of adding new characteristics to the processing elements (PE) of the ANN without modifying the development process. This characteristic makes possible a faster convergence between natural and artificial neural networks.

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