Evolutionary Learning of Modular Neural Networks with Genetic Programming

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  author =       "Sung-Bae Cho and Katsunori Shimohara",
  title =        "Evolutionary Learning of Modular Neural Networks with
                 Genetic Programming",
  journal =      "Applied Intelligence",
  year =         "1998",
  volume =       "9",
  number =       "3",
  pages =        "191--200",
  month =        nov # "/" # dec,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, neural
                 networks, evolutionary computation, modules, emergence,
                 handwritten digits, OCR",
  ISSN =         "0924-669X",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1023/A:1008388118869",
  size =         "10 pages",
  abstract =     "Evolutionary design of neural networks has shown a
                 great potential as a powerful optimisation tool.
                 However, most evolutionary neural networks have not
                 taken advantage of the fact that they can evolve from
                 modules. This paper presents a hybrid method of modular
                 neural networks and genetic programming as a promising
                 model for evolutionary learning. This paper describes
                 the concepts and methodologies for the evolvable model
                 of modular neural networks, which might not only
                 develop new functionality spontaneously, but also grow
                 and evolve its own structure autonomously. We show the
                 potential of the method by applying an evolved modular
                 network to a visual categorisation task with
                 handwritten digits. Sophisticated network architectures
                 as well as functional subsystems emerge from an initial
                 set of randomly-connected networks. Moreover, the
                 evolved neural network has reproduced some of the
                 characteristics of natural visual system, such as the
                 organisation of coarse and fine processing of stimuli
                 in separate pathways.",
  notes =        "Evolves ANN network for categorizing human written
                 characters. USA Federal post office dataset online?


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