System and Method for Determining Node Functionality in Artificial Neural Networks
Patent, Filed 23 Aug 96, patented 28 Jul 98,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A system for unwrapping an artificial neural network ANN to determine the utilization and functionality of the nodes uses a network generator for generating an initial ANN architecture. Training and pruning processors operate to generate an initial ANN architectures having increasingly lower levels of classification accuracy. A network analyzer uses an analysis controller to receive minimal ANN architectures from the pruning processor. A connection analyzer operates on the minimal ANN architectures to identify the inputs to the minimal ANN architecture and determine the information represented by and contained in the network inputs. A node analyzer. coupled to the connection analyzer. then defines the utilization and functionality of each node in the minimal ANN architecture in terms of known functions.
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