Higher-Order Computational Model for Novel Neurons

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 571)


Artificial neural network (ANN) has attracted a tremendous amount of interest for the solution of many complicated engineering and real-life problems. A small complexity, quick convergence, and robust performance are vital for its extensive applications. These features are pertinent upon the architecture of the basic working unit or neuron model, used in neural network. The computational capability of a neuron governs the architectural complexity of its neural network, which in turn defines the number of nodes and connections. Therefore, it is imperative to look for some neuron models, which yield ANN having small complexity in terms of network topology, number of learning parameters (connection weights) and at the same time they should possess fast learning, and superior functional capabilities. The conventional artificial neurons compute its internal state as the sum of contributions (aggregation) from impinging signals. For a neuron to respond strongly toward correlation among inputs, one must include higher-order relation among a set of inputs in their aggregation. A wide survey into design of artificial neurons brings out the fact that a higher-order neuron may generate an ANN which can have better classification and functional mapping capabilities with comparatively less number of neurons. Adequate functionality of ANN in a complex domain has also been observed in recent researches. This chapter presents higher-order computational models for novel neurons with well-defined learning procedures. Their implementation in a complex domain will provide a powerful scheme for learning input/output mapping in complex as well as in real domain along with better accuracy in wide spectrum of applications. The real domain implementation may be realized as its special case. The purpose of investigation in this chapter is to present the suitability and sustainability of higher-order neurons for readers, which can serve as a basis of the formulation for powerful ANN.


Artificial Neural Network Hide Layer Neuron Model Synaptic Input Aggregation Function 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science and EngineeringHarcourt Butler Technological InstituteKanpurIndia

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