By Robert A. Dunne
ISBN-13: 9780471741084An obtainable and up to date therapy that includes the relationship among neural networks and statistics
A Statistical method of Neural Networks for trend popularity provides a statistical remedy of the Multilayer Perceptron (MLP), that's the main well-known of the neural community types. This publication goals to reply to questions that come up while statisticians are first faced with this sort of version, resembling:
How strong is the version to outliers?
may perhaps the version be made extra powerful?
Which issues can have a excessive leverage?
What are strong beginning values for the right set of rules?
Thorough solutions to those questions and lots of extra are integrated, in addition to labored examples and chosen difficulties for the reader. Discussions at the use of MLP types with spatial and spectral facts also are incorporated. additional remedy of hugely very important valuable features of the MLP are supplied, equivalent to the robustness of the version within the occasion of outlying or unusual info; the effect and sensitivity curves of the MLP; why the MLP is a reasonably strong version; and adjustments to make the MLP extra powerful. the writer additionally offers explanation of numerous misconceptions which are well-known in current neural community literature.
in the course of the ebook, the MLP version is prolonged in numerous instructions to teach statistical modeling technique could make useful contributions, and additional exploration for becoming MLP types is made attainable through the R and S-PLUS® codes which are to be had at the book's comparable site. A Statistical method of Neural Networks for trend popularity effectively connects logistic regression and linear discriminant research, therefore making it a serious reference and self-study consultant for college students and pros alike within the fields of arithmetic, records, machine technology, and electric engineering.