TY - GEN

T1 - A novel algorithm to configure RBF networks

AU - Sohn, I.

AU - Ansari, N.

PY - 1997

Y1 - 1997

N2 - The most important factor in configuring an optimum radial basis function (RBF) network is the appropriate selection of the number of neural units in the hidden layer. This paper proposes a novel algorithm called the scattering-based clustering (SBC) algorithm, in which the frequency sensitive competitive learning (FSCL) algorithm is first applied to let the neural units converge. Scatter matrices of the clustered data are then used to compute the sphericity for each k, where k is the number of clusters. The optimum number of neural units to be used in the hidden layer is then obtained. A comparative study is done between the SBC algorithm and rival penalizes competitive learning (RPCL) algorithm, and the result shows that the SBC algorithm outperforms other algorithms such as CL, FSCL, and RPCL.

AB - The most important factor in configuring an optimum radial basis function (RBF) network is the appropriate selection of the number of neural units in the hidden layer. This paper proposes a novel algorithm called the scattering-based clustering (SBC) algorithm, in which the frequency sensitive competitive learning (FSCL) algorithm is first applied to let the neural units converge. Scatter matrices of the clustered data are then used to compute the sphericity for each k, where k is the number of clusters. The optimum number of neural units to be used in the hidden layer is then obtained. A comparative study is done between the SBC algorithm and rival penalizes competitive learning (RPCL) algorithm, and the result shows that the SBC algorithm outperforms other algorithms such as CL, FSCL, and RPCL.

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U2 - 10.1109/ICNN.1997.614172

DO - 10.1109/ICNN.1997.614172

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:0030674677

SN - 0780341228

SN - 9780780341227

T3 - IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks - Conference Proceedings

SP - 1809

EP - 1814

BT - 1997 IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, ICNN 1997

T2 - 1997 IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, ICNN 1997

Y2 - 9 June 1997 through 12 June 1997

ER -