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Nonlinear artificial neural network models are very attractive for modeling and forecasting time series. The use of such models in these types of applications is motivated by experimental results that show a high capacity of approximation for functions with high accuracy. However, many researchers have used feedforward and/or backpropagation models for time series predictions. In this paper, a model is applied for neural networks with the dynamic architecture proposed by Ghiassi and Saidane (2005), known as the DAN2 model. The results of DAN2 are compared with auto-regressive integrated mobile average (ARIMA) models. As the main result of the paper, we propose a hybrid model with dynamic architecture (HAD) based on combinations of individual forecasts from the DAN2 and ARIMA models with the aim of obtaining more precise forecasts for poorly behaved time series. The results suggest that for this kind of series, the HAD hybrid model outperforms the individual DAN2 and ARIMA models.
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