Introduction to Neural Networks.

Neural networks are a new method of programming computers. They are exceptionally good at performing pattern recognition and other tasks that are very dificult to program using conventional techniques. Programs that employ neural nets are also capable of learning on their own and adapting to changing conditions.

This introduction to neural networks is divided into four sub-topics:

  1. The biological neuron. How neurons work in nature.
  2. A model of a neuron. Creating a mathematical model of a neuron.
  3. Medium independence. Building neurons out of cells, silicon, or software.
  4. Training neural networks. Programming a net to do something.
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Last modified: September 21, 1998
By: Neil Fraser (neil@vv.carleton.ca)