This package is a Tutorial program designed to take you through the
various stages of the Artificial Neural Networks, an advanced area in the
field of Electronic Engineering, and its applications.
The tutorial is laid in the following manner:
Biological Type Neural Networks.
Application-driven Neural Networks.
Taxonomy of Artificial Neural Networks.
Supervised and Unsupervised Neural Networks
Supervised and Unsupervised Artificial Neural Networks.
Basis function and Activation function.
Structures of Neural Networks.
Fixed weight Associative Memory Networks.
Competitive Learning Networks.
Decision Based Neural Networks.
Aproximation/Optimization Neural Networks.
Benefits of this tutorial
This tutorial is intended to give you a full understanding of neural networks,
both in its theoretical and practical sides. Everything within a multimedia
and interactive environment that can convey not only textual information
but also graphics to ilustrate any concept.
How to use this tutorial
Basically there are two ways you can go through this package.
The best way is a combination of the two, by all means wonder round clicking
on things at random, but remember that it has been laid out in a manner
that progresses from one section to the next, building on previous work.
In an ordered logical fashion, going from one section to another, or
Clicking on the first thing that looks colourful !
However, if you are already familiar with some of the sections then
just miss them out. The whole point of this ANNs
Tutorial is that YOU control what you read and when !!!
Multimedia Aspects of the Tutorial.
Throughout this tutorial graphics have been included as often as possible.
Sometimes the images are inserted among the text in their full size, but
other times a smaller version of the image has been included toghether
with a link to the full size image. This is to speed up the loading of
the pages into Mosaic to an acceptable rate. Just "click" on the
small image and an external viewer will be spawned off to show you the
whole picture. The particular viewer used depends on how your version is
configured, see below for the default viewers.
Almost the same principle has been applied to equations. In many cases
an equation inserted among the text will hide a link to an expansion of
such equation. 'Expansion' meaning derivation from previous equations to
get the result that the equation shows. Try it the first time you see a
equation hiding a link and you'll see what I mean.
The viewers used by default in UNIX are "xv" for the images, while "xplaygizmo"
is used in conjunction with "mpeg-play" and "play" for mpeg movies and
"xv" is only used to view the pictures. It has many additional features
which you may wish to explore at some time, but the only one that you need
to know at the moment is that clicking the right mouse button, on the picture,
brings up the xv control panel. From this you can quit the viewer and get
rid of the picture, or if you want, you can save it locally.
On to the Concepts
to the Contents
Artificial Neural Networks
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