Introduction for Neural Network Programming
Author: Mark Smart
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
This book is an exploration of an artificial neural network. It has been created to suit even the complete beginners to artificial neural networks. The first part of the book is an overview of artificial neural networks so as to help the reader understand what they are. You will also learn the relationship between the neurons which make up the human brain and the artificial neurons. Artificial neural networks embrace the concept of learning which is common in human beings. This book guides you to understand how learning takes place in artificial neural networks. The back-propagation algorithm, which is used for training artificial neural networks, is discussed. The book also guides you through the architecture of an artificial neural network. The various types of artificial neural networks based on their architecture are also discussed. The book guides you on the necessary steps for one to build a neural network. The perception, which is a type of an artificial neural network, is explored, and you will explore how to implement one programmatically. The following topics are discussed in this book: -What is a Neural Network? -Learning in Neural Networks -The Architecture of Neural Networks -Building Neural Networks -The Perceptron
Author: Kevin Gurney
Publisher: CRC Press
Though mathematical ideas underpin the study of neural networks, the author presents the fundamentals without the full mathematical apparatus. All aspects of the field are tackled, including artificial neurons as models of their real counterparts; the geometry of network action in pattern space; gradient descent methods, including back-propagation; associative memory and Hopfield nets; and self-organization and feature maps. The traditionally difficult topic of adaptive resonance theory is clarified within a hierarchical description of its operation. The book also includes several real-world examples to provide a concrete focus. This should enhance its appeal to those involved in the design, construction and management of networks in commercial environments and who wish to improve their understanding of network simulator packages. As a comprehensive and highly accessible introduction to one of the most important topics in cognitive and computer science, this volume should interest a wide range of readers, both students and professionals, in cognitive science, psychology, computer science and electrical engineering.
Concepts, Tools and Techniques Explained for Absolute Beginners
Author: François Duval
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
***** Buy now (Will soon return to $75.99 + Special Offer Below) ***** Free Kindle eBook for customers who purchase the print book from Amazon Are you thinking of learning more about Artificial Neural Network? This book has been written in layman's terms as an introduction to neural networks and their algorithms. Each algorithm is explained very easily for more understanding. Several Visual Illustrations and Examples Instead of tough math formulas, this book contains several graphs and images which detail all algorithms and their applications in all area of the real life. Why this book is different ? An Artificial Neural Network (ANN) is a computational model. It is based on the structure and functions of biological neural networks. It works like the way human (animal) brain processes information. It includes a large number of connected processing units called neurons that work together to process information. They also generate meaningful results from it. In this book, we will take you through the complete introduction to Artificial Neural Network, Artificial Neural Network Structure, layers of ANN, Applications, Algorithms, Tools and technology, Practical implementations and the benefits and limitations of ANN. This book takes a different approach that is based on providing simple examples of how ANN algorithms work, and building on those examples step by step to encompass the more complicated parts of the algorithms. Target Users The book designed for a variety of target audiences. The most suitable users would include: Beginners who want to approach ANN, but are too afraid of complex math to start Newbies in computer science techniques and ANN Professionals in data science and social sciences Professors, lecturers or tutors who are looking to find better ways to explain the content to their students in the simplest and easiest way Students and academicians, especially those focusing on neural networks and deep learning What's inside this book? What is Artificial Neural Network? Why Neural Networks? Major Variants of Artificial Neural Network Tools and Technologies Practical implementations Major NN projects Open sources resources Issues and Challenges Applications of ANN Deep Learning: What & Why? Our Future with Deep Learning Applied The Long-Term Vision of Deep Learning Glossary of Some Useful Terms in Neural Networks Frequently Asked Questions Q: Is this book for me and do I need programming experience? A: If you want to learn more about deep learning with practical applications, this book is for you. This book has been written in layman's terms as an introduction to neural networks and their algorithms. Each algorithm is explained very easily for more understanding. No coding experience is required. Some practical examples is presented with Python but it is not the major part of the book. Q: Can I loan this book to friends? A: Yes. Under Amazon's Kindle Book Lending program, you can lend this book to friends and family for a duration of 14 days. Q: Does this book include everything I need to become a Neural Networks expert? A: Unfortunately, no. This book is designed for readers taking their first steps in neural networks and further learning will be required beyond this book to master all aspects of neural networks. Q: Can I have a refund if this book is not fitted for me? A: Yes, Amazon refund you if you aren't satisfied, for more information about the amazon refund service please go to the amazon help platform. will also be happy to help you if you send us an email at [email protected]
Author: Fabio M. Soares,Alan M. F. Souza
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Create and unleash the power of neural networks by implementing professional Java code About This Book Learn to build amazing projects using neural networks including forecasting the weather and pattern recognition Explore the Java multi-platform feature to run your personal neural networks everywhere This step-by-step guide will help you solve real-world problems and links neural network theory to their application Who This Book Is For This book is for Java developers who want to know how to develop smarter applications using the power of neural networks. Those who deal with a lot of complex data and want to use it efficiently in their day-to-day apps will find this book quite useful. Some basic experience with statistical computations is expected. What You Will Learn Develop an understanding of neural networks and how they can be fitted Explore the learning process of neural networks Build neural network applications with Java using hands-on examples Discover the power of neural network's unsupervised learning process to extract the intrinsic knowledge hidden behind the data Apply the code generated in practical examples, including weather forecasting and pattern recognition Understand how to make the best choice of learning parameters to ensure you have a more effective application Select and split data sets into training, test, and validation, and explore validation strategies In Detail Want to discover the current state-of-art in the field of neural networks that will let you understand and design new strategies to apply to more complex problems? This book takes you on a complete walkthrough of the process of developing basic to advanced practical examples based on neural networks with Java, giving you everything you need to stand out. You will first learn the basics of neural networks and their process of learning. We then focus on what Perceptrons are and their features. Next, you will implement self-organizing maps using practical examples. Further on, you will learn about some of the applications that are presented in this book such as weather forecasting, disease diagnosis, customer profiling, generalization, extreme machine learning, and characters recognition (OCR). Finally, you will learn methods to optimize and adapt neural networks in real time. All the examples generated in the book are provided in the form of illustrative source code, which merges object-oriented programming (OOP) concepts and neural network features to enhance your learning experience. Style and approach This book takes you on a steady learning curve, teaching you the important concepts while being rich in examples. You'll be able to relate to the examples in the book while implementing neural networks in your day-to-day applications.
Author: James A. Anderson
Publisher: MIT Press
An Introduction to Neural Networks falls into a new ecological niche for texts. Based on notes that have been class-tested for more than a decade, it is aimed at cognitive science and neuroscience students who need to understand brain function in terms of computational modeling, and at engineers who want to go beyond formal algorithms to applications and computing strategies. It is the only current text to approach networks from a broad neuroscience and cognitive science perspective, with an emphasis on the biology and psychology behind the assumptions of the models, as well as on what the models might be used for. It describes the mathematical and computational tools needed and provides an account of the author's own ideas. Students learn how to teach arithmetic to a neural network and get a short course on linear associative memory and adaptive maps. They are introduced to the author's brain-state-in-a-box (BSB) model and are provided with some of the neurobiological background necessary for a firm grasp of the general subject. The field now known as neural networks has split in recent years into two major groups, mirrored in the texts that are currently available: the engineers who are primarily interested in practical applications of the new adaptive, parallel computing technology, and the cognitive scientists and neuroscientists who are interested in scientific applications. As the gap between these two groups widens, Anderson notes that the academics have tended to drift off into irrelevant, often excessively abstract research while the engineers have lost contact with the source of ideas in the field. Neuroscience, he points out, provides a rich and valuable source of ideas about data representation and setting up the data representation is the major part of neural network programming. Both cognitive science and neuroscience give insights into how this can be done effectively: cognitive science suggests what to compute and neuroscience suggests how to compute it.
A Plain English Introduction
Author: Oliver Theobald
Publisher: Independently Published
Category: Computer algorithms
"The manner in which computers are now able to mimic human thinking to process information is rapidly exceeding human capabilities in everything from chess to picking the winner of a song contest. In the modern age of machine learning, computers do not strictly need to receive an 'input command' to perform a task, but rather 'input data'. From the input of data they are able to form their own decisions and take actions virtually as a human world. But given it is a machine, it can consider many more scenarios and execute far more complicated calculations to solve complex problems. This is the element that excites data scientists and machine learning engineers the most. The ability to solve complex problems never before attempted. This book will dive in to introduce machine learning, and is ideal for beginners starting out in machine learning."--page 4 of cover.
Author: Jeff Heaton
Publisher: Heaton Research, Inc.
Introduction to Neural Networks in Java, Second Edition, introduces the Java programmer to the world of Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence. Neural network architectures such as the feedforward, Hopfield, and Self Organizing Map networks are discussed. Training techniques such as Backpropagation, Genetic Algorithms and Simulated Annealing are also introduced. Practical examples are given for each neural network. Examples include the Traveling Salesman problem, handwriting recognition, financial prediction, game strategy, learning mathematical functions and special application to Internet bots. All Java source code can be downloaded online.
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
An Easy-To-Use Manual for Understanding Artificial Neural Network Programming
Author: Bob Story
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Discover How to Build Your Own Neural Network From Scratch...Even if You've Got Zero Math or Coding Skills! What seemed like a lame and unbelievable sci-fi movie a few decades ago is now a reality. Machines can finally think. Maybe not quite as complex as the human brain, but more than enough to make everyone's life a lot easier. Artificial neural networks, based on the neurons found in the human brain give machines a 'brain'. Patterned just like biological neurons, these software or hardware are a variety of the deep learning technology. With their help you can make your computer learn by feeding it data, which will then be generated as the output you desire. It is they to thank for the nanoseconds in which computers operate. It may be science, but it is not actually rocket science. Everyone can learn how to take advantage of the progressed technology of today, get inside the 'brain' of the computers, and train them to perform the desired operations. They have been used in many different industries, and you can rest assured that you will find the perfect purpose for your own neural network. The best part about this book is that it doesn't require a college degree. Your high school math skills are quite enough for you to get a good grasp of the basics and learn how to build an artificial neural network. From non-mathematical explanations to teaching you the basic math behind the ANNs and training you how to actually program one, this book is the most helpful guide you will ever find. Carefully designed for you, the beginner, this guide will help you become a proud owner of a neural network in no time. Here's a Sneak Peak to What You'll Discover Inside this Book: The 6 unique benefits of neural networks The difference between biological and artificial neural networks And inside look into ANN (Artificial Neural Networks) The industries ANN is used in How to teach neural networks to perform specific commands The different types of learning modalities (e.g. Hebbian Learning, unsupervised learning, supervised learning etc.) The architecture of ANN Basic math behind artificial neurons Simple networks for pattern classification The Hebb Rule How to build a simple neural network code The backpropogation algorithm and how to program it And much, much more! There's a lot more inside this book we'll cover, so be prepared. I've made to lucidly explain everything I cover so that there's zero confusion! Download this book today and discover all the intricate details of building your very own Neural Network
Author: Tariq Rashid
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A step-by-step gentle journey through the mathematics of neural networks, and making your own using the Python computer language. Neural networks are a key element of deep learning and artificial intelligence, which today is capable of some truly impressive feats. Yet too few really understand how neural networks actually work. This guide will take you on a fun and unhurried journey, starting from very simple ideas, and gradually building up an understanding of how neural networks work. You won't need any mathematics beyond secondary school, and an accessible introduction to calculus is also included. The ambition of this guide is to make neural networks as accessible as possible to as many readers as possible - there are enough texts for advanced readers already! You'll learn to code in Python and make your own neural network, teaching it to recognise human handwritten numbers, and performing as well as professionally developed networks. Part 1 is about ideas. We introduce the mathematical ideas underlying the neural networks, gently with lots of illustrations and examples. Part 2 is practical. We introduce the popular and easy to learn Python programming language, and gradually builds up a neural network which can learn to recognise human handwritten numbers, easily getting it to perform as well as networks made by professionals. Part 3 extends these ideas further. We push the performance of our neural network to an industry leading 98% using only simple ideas and code, test the network on your own handwriting, take a privileged peek inside the mysterious mind of a neural network, and even get it all working on a Raspberry Pi. All the code in this has been tested to work on a Raspberry Pi Zero.
Author: Ian Goodfellow,Yoshua Bengio,Aaron Courville
Publisher: MIT Press
"Written by three experts in the field, Deep Learning is the only comprehensive book on the subject." -- Elon Musk, cochair of OpenAI; cofounder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Deep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. Because the computer gathers knowledge from experience, there is no need for a human computer operator to formally specify all the knowledge that the computer needs. The hierarchy of concepts allows the computer to learn complicated concepts by building them out of simpler ones; a graph of these hierarchies would be many layers deep. This book introduces a broad range of topics in deep learning. The text offers mathematical and conceptual background, covering relevant concepts in linear algebra, probability theory and information theory, numerical computation, and machine learning. It describes deep learning techniques used by practitioners in industry, including deep feedforward networks, regularization, optimization algorithms, convolutional networks, sequence modeling, and practical methodology; and it surveys such applications as natural language processing, speech recognition, computer vision, online recommendation systems, bioinformatics, and videogames. Finally, the book offers research perspectives, covering such theoretical topics as linear factor models, autoencoders, representation learning, structured probabilistic models, Monte Carlo methods, the partition function, approximate inference, and deep generative models. Deep Learning can be used by undergraduate or graduate students planning careers in either industry or research, and by software engineers who want to begin using deep learning in their products or platforms. A website offers supplementary material for both readers and instructors.
Neural Networks and Deep Learning, Deep Learning Explained to Your Granny
Author: Pat Nakamoto
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Ready to crank up a neural network to get your self-driving car pick up the kids from school? Want to add 'Deep Learning' to your LinkedIn profile? Well, hold on there... Before you embark on your epic journey into the world of deep learning, there is basic theory to march through first! Take a step-by-step journey through the basics of Neural Networks and Deep Learning, made so simple that...even your granny could understand it! What you will gain from this book: * A deep understanding of how a Neural Network and Deep Learning work * A basics comprehension on how to build a Deep Neural Network from scratch Who this book is for: * Beginners who want to approach the topic, but are too afraid of complex math to start! What's Inside? * A brief introduction to Machine Learning * Two main Types of Machine Learning Algorithms * A practical example of Unsupervised Learning * What are Neural Networks? * McCulloch-Pitts's Neuron * Types of activation function * Types of network architectures * Learning processes * Advantages and disadvantages * Let us give a memory to our Neural Network * The example of book writing Software * Deep learning: the ability of learning to learn * How does Deep Learning work? * Main architectures and algorithms * Main types of DNN * Available Frameworks and libraries * Convolutional Neural Networks * Tunnel Vision * Convolution * The right Architecture for a Neural Network * Test your Neural Network * A general overview of Deep Learning * What are the limits of Deep Learning? * Deep Learning: the basics * Layers, Learning paradigms, Training, Validation * Main architectures and algorithms * Models for Deep Learning * Probabilistic graphic models * Restricted Boltzmann Machines * Deep Belief Networks * Available Frameworks and libraries * TensorFlow Hit download. Now!
a theory of statistical separability in cognitive systems (Project Para)
Author: Frank Rosenblatt,Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory
Author: Francois Chollet
Publisher: Manning Publications
Category: Machine learning
Summary Deep Learning with Python introduces the field of deep learning using the Python language and the powerful Keras library. Written by Keras creator and Google AI researcher Fran�ois Chollet, this book builds your understanding through intuitive explanations and practical examples. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Machine learning has made remarkable progress in recent years. We went from near-unusable speech and image recognition, to near-human accuracy. We went from machines that couldn't beat a serious Go player, to defeating a world champion. Behind this progress is deep learning--a combination of engineering advances, best practices, and theory that enables a wealth of previously impossible smart applications. About the Book Deep Learning with Python introduces the field of deep learning using the Python language and the powerful Keras library. Written by Keras creator and Google AI researcher Fran�ois Chollet, this book builds your understanding through intuitive explanations and practical examples. You'll explore challenging concepts and practice with applications in computer vision, natural-language processing, and generative models. By the time you finish, you'll have the knowledge and hands-on skills to apply deep learning in your own projects. What's Inside Deep learning from first principles Setting up your own deep-learning environment Image-classification models Deep learning for text and sequences Neural style transfer, text generation, and image generation About the Reader Readers need intermediate Python skills. No previous experience with Keras, TensorFlow, or machine learning is required. About the Author Fran�ois Chollet works on deep learning at Google in Mountain View, CA. He is the creator of the Keras deep-learning library, as well as a contributor to the TensorFlow machine-learning framework. He also does deep-learning research, with a focus on computer vision and the application of machine learning to formal reasoning. His papers have been published at major conferences in the field, including the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), the Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), and others. Table of Contents PART 1 - FUNDAMENTALS OF DEEP LEARNING What is deep learning? Before we begin: the mathematical building blocks of neural networks Getting started with neural networks Fundamentals of machine learning PART 2 - DEEP LEARNING IN PRACTICE Deep learning for computer vision Deep learning for text and sequences Advanced deep-learning best practices Generative deep learning Conclusions appendix A - Installing Keras and its dependencies on Ubuntu appendix B - Running Jupyter notebooks on an EC2 GPU instance
Create Your Own Neural Network!
Author: Max Sharp
This book is a guide on how to implement a neural network in the Python programming language. It begins by giving you a brief overview of neural networks so as to know what they are, where they are used, and how they are implemented. The next step is an exploration of the backpropagation algorithm. This is the algorithm behind the functionality of neural networks, and it involves a forward and backward pass. Numby is a Python library which can be used for the purpose of implementation of a neural network. This library is discussed in this book, and you are guided on how to use it for that purpose. The functionality of neural networks has to be improved. The various ways to improve how a neural network works is also explored. You are then guided on how to implement neural networks with Neupy, another Python library. The following topics are discussed in this book: - A Brief Overview of Neural Networks - Backpropagation Algorithm - Neural Networks with Numpy - Improving a Neural Network in Python - Neupy - Models in Neural Networks
Author: Kevin L. Priddy,Paul E. Keller
Publisher: SPIE Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
This tutorial text provides the reader with an understanding of artificial neural networks (ANNs) and their application, beginning with the biological systems which inspired them, through the learning methods that have been developed and the data collection processes, to the many ways ANNs are being used today. The material is presented with a minimum of math (although the mathematical details are included in the appendices for interested readers), and with a maximum of hands-on experience. All specialized terms are included in a glossary. The result is a highly readable text that will teach the engineer the guiding principles necessary to use and apply artificial neural networks.
Author: David M. Skapura
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
This practical introduction describes the kinds of real-world problems neural network technology can solve. Surveying a range of neural network applications, the book demonstrates the construction and operation of artificial neural systems. Through numerous examples, the author explains the process of building neural-network applications that utilize recent connectionist developments, and conveys an understanding both of the potential, and the limitations of different network models. Examples are described in enough detail for you to assimilate the information and then use the accumulated experience of others to create your own applications. These examples are deliberately restricted to those that can be easily understood, and recreated, by any reader, even the novice practitioner. In some cases the author describes alternative approaches to the same application, to allow you to compare and contrast their advantages and disadvantages. Organized by application areas, rather than by specific network architectures or learning algorithms, Builiding Neural Networks shows why certain networks are more suitable than others for solving specific kinds of problems. Skapura also reviews principles of neural information processing and furnishes an operations summary of the most popular neural-network processing models. Finally, the book provides information on the practical aspects of application design, and contains six topic-oriented chapters on specific applications of neural-network systems. These applications include networks that perform: Pattern matching, storage, and recall Business and financial systems Data extraction from images Mechanical process control systems New neural networks that combine pattern matching with fuzzy logic The book includes application-oriented excercises that further help you see how a neural network solves a problem, and that reinforce your understanding of modeling techniques. 0201539217B04062001
Unleash the power of TensorFlow to train efficient neural networks
Author: Manpreet Singh Ghotra,Rajdeep Dua
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Neural Networks and their implementation decoded with TensorFlow About This Book Develop a strong background in neural network programming from scratch, using the popular Tensorflow library. Use Tensorflow to implement different kinds of neural networks – from simple feedforward neural networks to multilayered perceptrons, CNNs, RNNs and more. A highly practical guide including real-world datasets and use-cases to simplify your understanding of neural networks and their implementation. Who This Book Is For This book is meant for developers with a statistical background who want to work with neural networks. Though we will be using TensorFlow as the underlying library for neural networks, book can be used as a generic resource to bridge the gap between the math and the implementation of deep learning. If you have some understanding of Tensorflow and Python and want to learn what happens at a level lower than the plain API syntax, this book is for you. What You Will Learn Learn Linear Algebra and mathematics behind neural network. Dive deep into Neural networks from the basic to advanced concepts like CNN, RNN Deep Belief Networks, Deep Feedforward Networks. Explore Optimization techniques for solving problems like Local minima, Global minima, Saddle points Learn through real world examples like Sentiment Analysis. Train different types of generative models and explore autoencoders. Explore TensorFlow as an example of deep learning implementation. In Detail If you're aware of the buzz surrounding the terms such as "machine learning," "artificial intelligence," or "deep learning," you might know what neural networks are. Ever wondered how they help in solving complex computational problem efficiently, or how to train efficient neural networks? This book will teach you just that. You will start by getting a quick overview of the popular TensorFlow library and how it is used to train different neural networks. You will get a thorough understanding of the fundamentals and basic math for neural networks and why TensorFlow is a popular choice Then, you will proceed to implement a simple feed forward neural network. Next you will master optimization techniques and algorithms for neural networks using TensorFlow. Further, you will learn to implement some more complex types of neural networks such as convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks, and Deep Belief Networks. In the course of the book, you will be working on real-world datasets to get a hands-on understanding of neural network programming. You will also get to train generative models and will learn the applications of autoencoders. By the end of this book, you will have a fair understanding of how you can leverage the power of TensorFlow to train neural networks of varying complexities, without any hassle. While you are learning about various neural network implementations you will learn the underlying mathematics and linear algebra and how they map to the appropriate TensorFlow constructs. Style and Approach This book is designed to give you just the right number of concepts to back up the examples. With real-world use cases and problems solved, this book is a handy guide for you. Each concept is backed by a generic and real-world problem, followed by a variation, making you independent and able to solve any problem with neural networks. All of the content is demystified by a simple and straightforward approach.
A Comprehensive Foundation
Author: Simon Haykin