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Self-partitioning neural networks for target recognition
Author(s): Heggere S. Ranganath; S. Richard F. Sims
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a method for quantifying the degree of non-cooperation that exists among the target members of the neural network training set. Both the network architecture and the training algorithm are taken into consideration while computing non-cooperation measures. Based on these measures the network automatically partitions into several identical networks and each partition learns a subset of the targets. The partitioning takes place only when necessary and when needed the computation for partitioning is minimal. Each network is simple with only one hidden layer and currently has only one node in the output layer. A fusion network combines partial results to produce the final response. Simulation results indicate that the method is robust and capable of self organization to overcome the ill effects of non-cooperating targets in the training set, thereby reducing training time significantly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2234, Automatic Object Recognition IV, (29 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.181031
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Heggere S. Ranganath, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
S. Richard F. Sims, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2234:
Automatic Object Recognition IV
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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