Comparing Deep and Dendrite Neural Networks: A Case Study

  • Gerardo Hernández
  • Erik Zamora
  • Humberto SossaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10267)


In this paper, a comparative study between two different neural network models is performed for a very simple type of classificaction problem in 2D. The first model is a deep neural network and the second is a dendrite morphological neuron. The metrics to be compared are: training time, classification accuracies and number of learning parameters. We also compare the decision boundaries generated by both models. The experiments show that the dendrite morphological neurons surpass the deep neural networks by a wide margin in terms of higher accuracies and a lesser number of parameters. From this, we raise the hypothesis that deep learning networks can be improved adding morphological neurons.


Gradient Descent Training Time Deep Learning Decision Boundary Deep Neural Network 
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E. Zamora and H. Sossa would like to acknowledge the support provided by UPIITA-IPN and CIC-IPN in carrying out this research. This work was economically supported by SIP-IPN (grant numbers 20170836 and 20170693), and CONACYT grant number 65 (Frontiers of Science). G. Hernández acknowledges CONACYT for the scholarship granted towards pursuing his PhD studies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerardo Hernández
    • 1
  • Erik Zamora
    • 2
  • Humberto Sossa
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Instituto Politécnico Nacional - CICMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Instituto Politécnico Nacional - UPIITAMexico CityMexico

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