Artificial Neural Network

  • Sun-Chong Wang
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 743)


Inspired by the sophisticated functionality of human brains where hundreds of billions of interconnected neurons process information in parallel, researchers have successfully tried demonstrating certain levels of intelligence on silicon. Examples include language translation and pattern recognition software. While simulation of human consciousness and emotion is still in the realm of science fiction, we, in this chapter, consider artificial neural networks as universal function approximators. Especially, we introduce neural networks which are suited for time series forecasts.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sun-Chong Wang
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  1. 1.TRIUMFCanada

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