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