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Title: Approximation with neural networks: Between local and global approximation Proceedings of the 1995 International Conference on Neural Networks
Written by: Smagt P van der, Groen F
in: 1995
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on pages: II:1060-II:1064
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Abstract: We investigate neural network based approximation methods. These methods depend on the locality of the basis functions. After discussing local and global basis functions, we propose a a multi-resolution hierarchical method. The various resolutions are stored at various levels in a tree. At the root of the tree, a global approximation is kept; the leafs store the learning samples themselves. Intermediate nodes store intermediate representations. In order to find an optimal partitioning of the input space, self-organising maps (SOM's) are used. The proposed method has implementational problems reminiscent of those encountered in many-particle simulations. We will investigate the parallel implementation of this method, using parallel hierarchical methods for many-particle simulations as a starting point.