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A study on hill climbing algorithms for neural network training

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2 Author(s)
S. Chalup ; Machine Learning Res. Centre, Queensland Univ. of Technol., Brisbane, Qld., Australia ; F. Maire

This study empirically investigates variations of hill climbing algorithms for training artificial neural networks on the 5-bit parity classification task. The experiments compare the algorithms when they use different combinations of random number distributions, variations in the step size and changes of the neural networks' initial weight distribution. A hill climbing algorithm which uses inline search is proposed. In most experiments on the 5-bit parity task it performed better than simulated annealing and standard hill climbing

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Evolutionary Computation, 1999. CEC 99. Proceedings of the 1999 Congress on  (Volume:3 )

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