A Theoretical Study of The Relationship Between Whole An ELM Network and Its Subnetworks [article]

Enmei Tu, Guanghao Zhang, Lily Rachmawati, Eshan Rajabally and Guang-Bin Huang
2016 arXiv   pre-print
A biological neural network is constituted by numerous subnetworks and modules with different functionalities. For an artificial neural network, the relationship between a network and its subnetworks is also important and useful for both theoretical and algorithmic research, i.e. it can be exploited to develop incremental network training algorithm or parallel network training algorithm. In this paper we explore the relationship between an ELM neural network and its subnetworks. To the best of
more » ... ur knowledge, we are the first to prove a theorem that shows an ELM neural network can be scattered into subnetworks and its optimal solution can be constructed recursively by the optimal solutions of these subnetworks. Based on the theorem we also present two algorithms to train a large ELM neural network efficiently: one is a parallel network training algorithm and the other is an incremental network training algorithm. The experimental results demonstrate the usefulness of the theorem and the validity of the developed algorithms.
arXiv:1610.09608v1 fatcat:g6o5gocwjrbzhbopss2fwsgno4