Neural Net Overview

This chapter gives general information on neural networks. Besides the introduction of several neural net types, the different learning algorithms, suitable for the different net types, are also explained.

The chapter is divided into the following sections:

What are neural nets?

The biological model: The human brain

The components of a neural net

What they can and where they fail

Types of neural nets

Perceptron

Multi-Layer-Perceptron

Backpropagation

Net Hopfield Net

Kohonen Feature Map

The learning process

What does "learning" mean refering to neural nets?

Supervised and unsupervised learning

Forwardpropagation

Backpropagation

Selforganization

Neural Net Components in an Object Oriented Class Structure