A hierarchical method for training embedded sigmoidal neural networks

Jinglu Hu, Kotaro Hirasawa

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This paper discusses the problem of applying sigmoidal neural networks to identification of nonlinear dynamical systems. When using sigmoidal neural networks directly as nonlinear models, one often meets problems such as model parameters lack of physical meaning, sensitivity to noise in model training. In this paper, we introduce an embedded sigmoidal neural network model, in which the neural network is not used directly as a model, but is embedded in a shield such that part of the model parameters become meaningful. Corresponding to the meaningful part and the meaningless part of model parameters, a hierarchical training algorithm consisting of two learning loops is then introduced to train the model. Simulation results show that such a dual loop learning algorithm can solve the noise sensitivity and local minimum problems to some extent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Neural Networks - ICANN 2001 - International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsKurt Hornik, Georg Dorffner, Horst Bischof
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)3540424865, 9783540446682
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2001 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2001 Aug 212001 Aug 25

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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