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Taxonomy and a Theoretical Model for Feedforward Neural Networks

by Benuwa Ben-Bright, Yongzhao Zhan, Benjamin Ghansah, Richard Amankwah, Dickson Keddy Wornyo, Ernest Ansah
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 163 - Number 4
Year of Publication: 2017
Authors: Benuwa Ben-Bright, Yongzhao Zhan, Benjamin Ghansah, Richard Amankwah, Dickson Keddy Wornyo, Ernest Ansah

Benuwa Ben-Bright, Yongzhao Zhan, Benjamin Ghansah, Richard Amankwah, Dickson Keddy Wornyo, Ernest Ansah . Taxonomy and a Theoretical Model for Feedforward Neural Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications. 163, 4 ( Apr 2017), 39-49. DOI=10.5120/ijca2017913513

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author = { Benuwa Ben-Bright, Yongzhao Zhan, Benjamin Ghansah, Richard Amankwah, Dickson Keddy Wornyo, Ernest Ansah },
title = { Taxonomy and a Theoretical Model for Feedforward Neural Networks },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Apr 2017 },
volume = { 163 },
number = { 4 },
month = { Apr },
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issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 39-49 },
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Feedforward Neural Network (FFNN) is a surrogate of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) in which links amongst the units do not form a directed cycle. ANNs, akin to the vast network of neurons in the brain (human central nervous system) are usually presented as systems of interweaving connected "neurons" which exchange messages between each other. These connections have numeric hefts that can be adjusted and grounded on experience, enforcing adaptively on neural networks to inputs and learning capabilities. This paper presents a comprehensive review of FFNN with emphasis on implantation issues, which have been addressed by previous approaches. We also propose a theoretical model that exhibits potential superior performances in terms of convergence speed, efficient and effective computation and generality than state of the art models.

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Feedforward neural networks Margin-Based principle Multi-layer perceptron Single-layer perceptron Double Parallel Feedforward neural networks Natural networks