Multilayer Neural Networks

A Generalized Net Perspective

  • Maciej¬†Krawczak

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 478)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Maciej Krawczak
    Pages 1-14
  3. Maciej Krawczak
    Pages 15-30
  4. Maciej Krawczak
    Pages 31-69
  5. Maciej Krawczak
    Pages 71-93
  6. Maciej Krawczak
    Pages 95-121
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    Pages 123-144
  8. Maciej Krawczak
    Pages 145-166
  9. Maciej Krawczak
    Pages 167-169
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 171-182

About this book


The primary purpose of this book is to show that a multilayer neural network can be considered as a multistage system, and then that the learning of this class of neural networks can be treated as a special sort of the optimal control problem. In this way, the optimal control problem methodology, like dynamic programming, with modifications, can yield a new class of learning algorithms for multilayer neural networks.

Another purpose of this book is to show that the generalized net theory can be successfully used as a new description of multilayer neural networks. Several generalized net descriptions of neural networks functioning processes are considered, namely: the simulation process of networks, a system of neural networks and the learning algorithms developed in this book.

The generalized net approach to modelling of real systems may be used successfully for the description of a variety of technological and intellectual problems, it can be used not only for representing the parallel functioning of homogenous objects, but also for modelling non-homogenous systems, for example systems which consist of a different kind of subsystems.

The use of the generalized nets methodology shows a new way to describe functioning of discrete dynamic systems.



Computational Intelligence Discrete Dynamic Systems Multilayer Neural Networks Neural Networks Optimal Control

Authors and affiliations

  • Maciej¬†Krawczak
    • 1
  1. 1., Warsaw School of Information TechnologyPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00247-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00248-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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