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Title: A fast learning algorithm with promising convergence capability
Authors: Cheung, CC
Ng, SC
Lui, AK
Xu, SS
Keywords: Backpropagation
Feedforward neural nets
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN'2011), San Jose, CA, July 31 2011-Aug. 5 2011, p. 937-942 How to cite?
Abstract: Backpropagation (BP) learning algorithm is the most widely supervised learning technique which is extensively applied in the training of multi-layer feed-forward neural networks. Many modifications of BP have been proposed to speed up the learning of the original BP. However, these modifications sometimes cannot converge properly due to the local minimum problem. This paper proposes a new algorithm, which provides a systematic approach to make use of the characteristics of different fast learning algorithms so that the convergence of a learning process is promising with a fast learning rate. Our performance investigation shows that the proposed algorithm always converges with a fast learning rate in two popular complicated applications whereas other popular fast learning algorithms give very poor global convergence capabilities in these two applications.
ISBN: 978-1-4244-9635-8
ISSN: 2161-4393
DOI: 10.1109/IJCNN.2011.6033323
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