Prestructuring neural networks via extended dependency analysis with application to pattern classification

George G. Lendaris, Thaddeus T. Shannon, Martin Zwick, Kevin L. Priddy, Paul E. Keller, David B. Fogel, James C. Bezdek
1999 Applications and Science of Computational Intelligence II  
We consider the problem of matching domain-specific statistical structure to neural-network (NN) architecture. In past work we have considered this problem in the function approximation context; here we consider the pattern classification context. General Systems Methodology tools for finding problem-domain structure suffer exponential scaling of computation with respect to the number of variables considered. Therefore we introduce the use of Extended Dependency Analysis (EDA), which scales
more » ... polynomially in the number of variables, for the desired analysis. Based on EDA, we demonstrate a number of NN pre-structuring techniques applicable for building neural classifiers. An example is provided in which EDA results in significant dimension reduction of the input space, as well as capability for direct design of an NN classifier.
doi:10.1117/12.342895 fatcat:spo7qpffwvetpe7gk2ttpqx65m