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Improving the Classification Efficiency of an ANN Utilizing a New Training Methodology

Computer & Informatics Engineering Department, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, GR 263-34 Antirion, Greece
Informatics 2019, 6(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/informatics6010001
Received: 31 October 2018 / Revised: 10 December 2018 / Accepted: 24 December 2018 / Published: 28 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Randomized Neural Networks)
In this work, a new approach for training artificial neural networks is presented which utilises techniques for solving the constraint optimisation problem. More specifically, this study converts the training of a neural network into a constraint optimisation problem. Furthermore, we propose a new neural network training algorithm based on the L-BFGS-B method. Our numerical experiments illustrate the classification efficiency of the proposed algorithm and of our proposed methodology, leading to more efficient, stable and robust predictive models. View Full-Text
Keywords: artificial neural networks; constrained optimisation; L-BFGS-B; accuracy artificial neural networks; constrained optimisation; L-BFGS-B; accuracy
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