Genetic optimizations for radial basis function and general regression neural networks


5th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MICAI 2006: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Apizaco, Mexico, 13 - 17 November 2006, pp.348-356 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1007/11925231_33
  • City: Apizaco
  • Country: Mexico
  • Page Numbers: pp.348-356
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The topology of a neural network has a significant importance on the network's performance, Although this is well known, finding optimal configurations is still an open problem. This paper proposes a solution to this problem for Radial Basis Function (RBF) networks and General Regression Neural Network (GRNN) which is a kind of radial basis networks. In such networks, placement of centers has significant effect on the performance of network. The centers and widths of the hidden layer neuron basis functions are coded in a chromosome and these two critical parameters are determined by the optimization using genetic algorithms. Thyroid, iris and escherichia coli bacteria datasets are used to test the algorithm proposed in this study. The most important advantage of this algorithm is getting succesful results by using only a small part of a benchmark. Some numerical solution results indicate the applicability of the proposed approach. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.