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Simultaneous Evolution of Architecture and Connection Weights in Artificial Neural Network

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The important issue for Designing architecture is the evolution of Artificial Neural Network (ANN). There is no systematic method to design a near-optimal architecture for a given application or task. The pattern classification methods are used to design the neural network architectures and efforts towards the automatic design of network topologies, constructive and destructive algorithms can be used. In the proposed paper the optimization of architectures and connection weights uses the evolutionary process. A single-point crossover is applied with selective schemas on the network space and evolution is introduced in the mutation stage so that an optimized ANNs are achieved.

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