The 'moving targets' training algorithm

Rohwer, Richard (1990). The 'moving targets' training algorithm. IN: Distributed Adaptive Information Processing (DANIP). 1990-01-01 - 1990-01-01. (Unpublished)


A simple method for training the dynamical behavior of a neural network is derived. It is applicable to any training problem in discrete-time networks with arbitrary feedback. The method resembles back-propagation in that it is a least-squares, gradient-based optimization method, but the optimization is carried out in the hidden part of state space instead of weight space. A straightforward adaptation of this method to feedforward networks offers an alternative to training by conventional back-propagation. Computational results are presented for simple dynamical training problems, with varied success. The failures appear to arise when the method converges to a chaotic attractor. A patch-up for this problem is proposed. The patch-up involves a technique for implementing inequality constraints which may be of interest in its own right.

Divisions: Aston University (General)
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Event Title: Distributed Adaptive Information Processing (DANIP)
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 1990-01-01 - 1990-01-01
Uncontrolled Keywords: dynamical behavior,neural network,networks,back-propagation
Published Date: 1990
Authors: Rohwer, Richard


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