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Neural Computation

July 1, 1998, Vol. 10, No. 5, Pages 1217-1233
(doi: 10.1162/089976698300017421)
© 1998 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bayesian Radial Basis Functions of Variable Dimension
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Abstract

A Bayesian framework for the analysis of radial basis functions (RBF) is proposed that accommodates uncertainty in the dimension of the model. A distribution is defined over the space of all RBF models of a given basis function, and posterior densities are computed using reversible jump Markov chain Monte Carlo samplers (Green, 1995). This alleviates the need to select the architecture during the modeling process. The resulting networks are shown to adjust their size to the complexity of the data.