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Extracting rules from trained neural networks

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1 Author(s)
Tsukimoto, H. ; Res. & Dev. Center, Toshiba Corp., Kawasaki, Japan

Presents an algorithm for extracting rules from trained neural networks. The algorithm is a decompositional approach which can be applied to any neural network whose output function is monotone such as a sigmoid function. Therefore, the algorithm can be applied to multilayer neural networks, recurrent neural networks and so on. It does not depend on training algorithms, and its computational complexity is polynomial. The basic idea is that the units of neural networks are approximated by Boolean functions. But the computational complexity of the approximation is exponential, and so a polynomial algorithm is presented. The author has applied the algorithm to several problems to extract understandable and accurate rules. The paper shows the results for the votes data, mushroom data, and others. The algorithm is extended to the continuous domain, where extracted rules are continuous Boolean functions. Roughly speaking, the representation by continuous Boolean functions means the representation using conjunction, disjunction, direct proportion, and reverse proportion. This paper shows the results for iris data

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Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

Mar 2000

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