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Multilayer feedforward neural networks with single powers-of-two weights

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2 Author(s)
Tang, C.Z. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Windsor Univ., Ont., Canada ; Hon Keung Kwan

A new algorithm for designing multilayer feedforward neural networks with single powers-of-two weights is presented. By applying this algorithm, the digital hardware implementation of such networks becomes easier as a result of the elimination of multipliers. This proposed algorithm consists of two stages. First, the network is trained by using the standard backpropagation algorithm. Weights are then quantized to single powers-of-two values, and weights and slopes of activation functions are adjusted adaptively to reduce the sum of squared output errors to a specified level. Simulation results indicate that the multilayer feedforward neural networks with single powers-of-two weights obtained using the proposed algorithm have generalization performance similar to that of the original networks with continuous weights

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Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 8 )