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An enhanced backpropagation training algorithm

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2 Author(s)
Agba, L.C. ; Div. of Sci. & Math., Bethune-Cookman Coll., USA ; Tucker, J.H.

The enhanced backpropagation (EBP) algorithm presented in this paper addresses the problems encountered while training a layered neural network using the classical backpropagation (BP) algorithm. These problems include slow convergence and possible termination at a non-global solution. This EBP algorithm alleviates these problems by employing incremental training and gradual error reduction as a means of scheduling the sequence in which the vectors in the training set are deployed. The advantages of the EBP algorithm are, speed up of up to 46 times, ability to avoid local minima, and prevention of over learning. Moreover, it has the advantage of reduced computations when compared to other proposed enhancements to the BP algorithm

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Neural Networks, 1995. Proceedings., IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:5 )

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Nov/Dec 1995