A Fast Implementation of Radial Basis Function Networks with Application to Time Series Forecasting

  • Rong-bo Huang
  • Yiu-ming Cheung
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2690)


This paper presents a new divide-and-conquer learning approach to radial basis function networks (DCRBF). The DCRBF network is a hybrid system consisting of several sub-RBF networks, each of which takes a sub-input space as its input. Since this system divides a high-dimensional modeling problem into several low-dimensional ones, it can considerably reduce the structural complexity of a RBF network, whereby the net’s learning becomes much faster. We have empirically shown its outstanding learning performance on forecasting two real time series as well as synthetic data in comparison with a conventional RBF one.


Independent Component Analysis Principle Component Analysis Independent Component Analysis Radial Basis Function Network Hide Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rong-bo Huang
    • 1
  • Yiu-ming Cheung
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsZhong Shan UniversityGuangzhouPRC
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceHong Kong Baptist UniversityHong KongPRC

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