Neural Network Learning and Expert Systems


Neural Network Learning and Expert Systems is the first book to present a unified and in-depth development of neural network learning algorithms and neural network expert systems. Especially suitable for students and researchers in computer science, engineering, and psychology, this text and reference provides a systematic development of neural network learning algorithms from a computational perspective, coupled with an extensive exploration of neural network expert systems which shows how the power of neural network learning can be harnessed to generate expert systems automatically.

Features include a comprehensive treatment of the standard learning algorithms (with many proofs), along with much original research on algorithms and expert systems. Additional chapters explore constructive algorithms, introduce computational learning theory, and focus on expert system applications to noisy and redundant problems.

For students there is a large collection of exercises, as well as a series of programming projects that lead to an extensive neural network software package. All of the neural network models examined can be implemented using standard programming languages on a microcomputer.

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword
  2. 1. Introduction and Important Definitions
  3. 2. Representation Issues
  4. 3. Perceptron Learning and the Pocket Algorithm
  5. 4. Winner-Take-All Groups or Linear Machines
  6. 5. Autoassociators and One-Shot Learning
  7. 6. Mean Squared Error (MSE) Algorithms
  8. 7. Unsupervised Learning
  9. 8. The Distributed Method and Radial Basis Functions
  10. 9. Computational Learning Theory and the BRD Algorithm
  11. 10. Constructive Algorithms
  12. 11. Backpropagation
  13. 12. Backpropagation: Variations and Applications
  14. 13. Simulated Annealing and Boltzmann Machines
  15. 14. Expert Systems and Neural Networks
  16. 15. Details of the MACIE System
  17. 16. Noise, Redundancy, Fault Detection, and Bayesian Decision Theory
  18. 17. Extracting Rules from networks
  19. Appendix Representation Comparisons
  20. Bibliography
  21. Index