Using Modular Neural Network with Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm for Classification

  • Wei-Xin Ling
  • Yun-Xia Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7928)


The Artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm has been used in several optimization problems, including the optimization of synaptic weights from an Artificial Neural Network (ANN). However, it is easy to trap in local minimum and not enough to generate a robust ANN. Modular neural networks (MNNs) are especially efficient for certain classes of regression and classification problems, as compared to the conventional monolithic artificial neural networks. In this paper, we present a model of MNN based on ABC algorithm (ABC-MNN). The experiments show that, compared to the monolithic ABCNN model, classifier designed in this model has higher training accuracy and generalization performance.


Modular Neural Network Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm Learning Algorithm 


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  • Wei-Xin Ling
    • 1
  • Yun-Xia Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ScienceSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina

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