Learning in neural networks and stochastic approximation methods with averaging
Shcherbakov, P. S., Tikhonov, S. N., Warwick, K. and Mason, J. D. (1994) Learning in neural networks and stochastic approximation methods with averaging. In: IEE Colloquium on Advances in Neural Networks for Control and Systems, 25-27 May 1994, Berlin, Germany, 14/1-14/4.
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The problem of adjusting the weights (learning) in multilayer feedforward neural networks (NN) is known to be of a high importance when utilizing NN techniques in various practical applications. The learning procedure is to be performed as fast as possible and in a simple computational fashion, the two requirements which are usually not satisfied practically by the methods developed so far. Moreover, the presence of random inaccuracies are usually not taken into account. In view of these three issues, an alternative stochastic approximation approach discussed in the paper, seems to be very promising.