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A new class of high-order neural networks with nonlinear decision boundaries

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Presents a class of high-order neural networks called shunting inhibitory artificial neural networks (SIANNs) for classification and function approximation tasks. In these networks, the basic synaptic interaction is of the shunting inhibitory type. Due to the nonlinearity mediated by shunting inhibition, these networks are capable of producing classifiers with complex nonlinear decision boundaries, ranging from simple hyperplanes to very complex nonlinear surfaces. Therefore, developing efficient training algorithms for these networks will simplify the design of very powerful classifiers and function approximators. In this paper, we present a training method for a feedforward SIANN based on the backpropagation algorithm and on gradient descent.

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Bouzerdoum, A. (1999). A new class of high-order neural networks with nonlinear decision boundaries. In ICONIP 1999, 6th International Conference on Neural Information Processing - Proceedings Vol. 3 (pp. 1004-1009). doi:10.1109/ICONIP.1999.844673

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0038294101

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1004

End Page


  • 1009

Volume


  • 3

Abstract


  • Presents a class of high-order neural networks called shunting inhibitory artificial neural networks (SIANNs) for classification and function approximation tasks. In these networks, the basic synaptic interaction is of the shunting inhibitory type. Due to the nonlinearity mediated by shunting inhibition, these networks are capable of producing classifiers with complex nonlinear decision boundaries, ranging from simple hyperplanes to very complex nonlinear surfaces. Therefore, developing efficient training algorithms for these networks will simplify the design of very powerful classifiers and function approximators. In this paper, we present a training method for a feedforward SIANN based on the backpropagation algorithm and on gradient descent.

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Bouzerdoum, A. (1999). A new class of high-order neural networks with nonlinear decision boundaries. In ICONIP 1999, 6th International Conference on Neural Information Processing - Proceedings Vol. 3 (pp. 1004-1009). doi:10.1109/ICONIP.1999.844673

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0038294101

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1004

End Page


  • 1009

Volume


  • 3