Accession Number : ADD018196

Title :   System and Method for Determining Node Functionality in Artificial Neural Networks.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 23 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : DeAngelis, Christophe M

PDF Url : ADD018196

Report Date : 23 Aug 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A system for unwrapping an artificial neural network (ANN) to determine the utilization and functionality of the nodes uses a network generator for generating an initial ANN architecture. Training and pruning processors operate to generate minimal ANN architectures having increasingly lower levels of classification accuracy. A network analyzer uses an analysis controller to receiving minimal ANN architectures from the pruning processor. A connection analyzer operates on the minimal ANN architectures to identify the inputs to the minimal ANN architecture and determine the information represented by and contained in the network inputs. A node analyzer, coupled to the connection analyzer, then defines the utilization and functionality each node in said minimal ANN architecture in terms of known functions.

Descriptors :   *NEURAL NETS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, OPTIMIZATION, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, DATA MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, PATTERN RECOGNITION, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, COMPUTER NETWORKS

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE