Genetic Generation of ``Dendritic'' Trees for Image Classification

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  author =       "Walter Alden Tackett",
  title =        "Genetic Generation of {``}Dendritic{''} Trees for
                 Image Classification",
  booktitle =    "Proceedings of WCNN93",
  publisher =    "IEEE Press",
  pages =        "IV 646--649",
  year =         "1993",
  month =        jul,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming,
                 connectionism, cogann",
  abstract =     "ABSTRACT Genetic Programming (GP) is an adaptive
                 method for generating executable programs from labeled
                 training data. It differs from the conventional methods
                 of Genetic Algorithms because it manipulates tree
                 structures of arbitrary size and shape rather than
                 fixed length binary strings. We apply GP to the
                 development of a processing tree with a dendritic, or
                 neuron-like structure: measurements from a set of input
                 nodes are weighted and combined through linear and
                 nonlinear operations to form an output response. Unlike
                 conventional neural methods, no constraints are placed
                 upon size, shape, or order of processing withing the
                 network. This network is used to classify feature
                 vectors extracted from IR imagery into target/nontarget
                 catagories using a database of 2000 training samples.
                 Performance is tested against a separate database of
                 7000 samples. For purposes of comparison, the same
                 training and test sets are used to train two other
                 adaptive classifier systems, the binary tree classifier
                 and the Backpropagation neural network. The GP network
                 acheives higher performance with reduced computational
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