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Growing radial basis function network models

Vachkov, G. and Sharma, Alokanand (2014) Growing radial basis function network models. [Conference Proceedings]

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In this paper a learning algorithm for creating a Growing Radial Basis Function Network (RBFN) Model is presented and analyzed. The main concept of this algorithm is that the number of the Radial Basis Function (RBF) units is gradually increased at each learning step of the algorithm and the model is gradually improved, until a predetermined (desired) approximation error is achieved. The important point here is that at each step of increasing the number of the RBF units, an optimization algorithm is run to optimize the parameters of only this unit, while keeping the parameters of all the previously optimized RBF units. Such strategy, even if being suboptimal, leads to significant reduction in the number of the parameters that have to be optimized at each step. A modified constraint version of the particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm with inertia weight is develop and used in this paper. It allows for obtaining optimal solutions with clear practical meaning. A synthetic nonlinear test example is used in the paper to analyze the performance of the proposed learning algorithm for creating the Growing RBFN model. A comparison with the standard algorithm for simultaneous optimization of all parameters of the classical RBFN model with fixed number of units is also done. It shows that the learning of the Growing RBFN model leads to a more stable and in many cases more accurate solution.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
Depositing User: Repo Editor
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 22:44
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 03:28

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