A Practical Guide to Neural Nets

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Addison-Wesley, 1994 - Computers - 328 pages
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Have neural networks emerged from research? Is this the time to develop applications?

  • A Practical Guide To Neural Nets is a quick, thorough introduction for technical professionals and managers. Among other issues it addresses:
  • - Which applications are appropriate for neural nets
  • - Why this is not traditional programming, but a totally new paradigm
  • - Why this new paradigm may provide efficient solutions for your technical problems.

This timely book explains the current state of the art, with examples, from research to developing systems to deployed applications. You'll learn how neural nets function, and how to move from theory to application, as summarized in this flow chart for development of a neural network to be embedded in an expert system.

Marilyn McCord Nelson was formerly at Texas Instruments, where she designed and developed real-time software and was an instructor in artificial intelligence. W.T. Illingworth was formerly a Member of the Technical Staff and Manager of Intelligent Systems in Texas Instruments' Defense Systems and Electronics Group in Dallas, where he was responsible for implementing new concepts, including neural networks.

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Contents

What Can You Do with a Neural Network?
1
What and Why?
14
A Brief History of Neural Networks
26
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Marilyn McCord Nelson was formerly at Texas Instruments, where she designed and developed real-time software and was an instructor in artificial intelligence.

W.T. Illingworth was formerly a Member of the Technical Staff and Manager of Intelligent Systems in Texas Instruments' Defense Systems and Electronics Group in Dallas, where he was responsible for implementing new concepts, including neural networks.



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