Business Applications of Neural Networks

This is a review of the state-of-the-art in applications of neural-network methods in three important areas of business analysis. It includes a tutorial chapter to introduce new users to the potential and pitfalls of this new technology.

Author: Bill Edisbury

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812813312

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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Neural networks are increasingly being used in real-world business applications and, in some cases, such as fraud detection, they have already become the method of choice. Their use for risk assessment is also growing and they have been employed to visualise complex databases for marketing segmentation. This boom in applications covers a wide range of business interests - from finance management, through forecasting, to production. The combination of statistical, neural and fuzzy methods now enables direct quantitative studies to be carried out without the need for rocket-science expertise. This is a review of the state-of-the-art in applications of neural-network methods in three important areas of business analysis. It includes a tutorial chapter to introduce new users to the potential and pitfalls of this new technology.
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Applications of Neural Networks

The book is divided into three sections. Section A is an introduction to neural networks for nonspecialists. Section B looks at examples of applications using `Supervised Training'.

Author: Alan Murray

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475723793

Category: Science

Page: 322

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Applications of Neural Networks gives a detailed description of 13 practical applications of neural networks, selected because the tasks performed by the neural networks are real and significant. The contributions are from leading researchers in neural networks and, as a whole, provide a balanced coverage across a range of application areas and algorithms. The book is divided into three sections. Section A is an introduction to neural networks for nonspecialists. Section B looks at examples of applications using `Supervised Training'. Section C presents a number of examples of `Unsupervised Training'. For neural network enthusiasts and interested, open-minded sceptics. The book leads the latter through the fundamentals into a convincing and varied series of neural success stories -- described carefully and honestly without over-claiming. Applications of Neural Networks is essential reading for all researchers and designers who are tasked with using neural networks in real life applications.
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Theory and Applications of Neural Networks

This volume contains the papers from the first British Neural Network Society meeting held at Queen Elizabeth Hall, King's College, London on 18--20 April 1990. The meeting was sponsored by the London Mathemati cal Society.

Author: J.G. Taylor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447118336

Category: Computers

Page: 305

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This volume contains the papers from the first British Neural Network Society meeting held at Queen Elizabeth Hall, King's College, London on 18--20 April 1990. The meeting was sponsored by the London Mathemati cal Society. The papers include introductory tutorial lectures, invited, and contributed papers. The invited contributions were given by experts from the United States, Finland, Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom. The majority of the contributed papers came from workers in the United Kingdom. The first day was devoted to tutorials. Professor Stephen Grossberg was a guest speaker on the first day giving a thorough introduction to his Adaptive Resonance Theory of neural networks. Subsequent tutorials on the first day covered dynamical systems and neural networks, realistic neural modelling, pattern recognition using neural networks, and a review of hardware for neural network simulations. The contributed papers, given on the second day, demonstrated the breadth of interests of workers in the field. They covered topics in pattern recognition, multi-layer feedforward neural networks, network dynamics, memory and learning. The ordering of the papers in this volume is as they were given at the meeting. On the final day talks were given by Professor Kohonen (on self organising maps), Professor Kurten (on the dynamics of random and structured nets) and Professor Cotterill (on modelling the visual cortex). Dr A. Mayes presented a paper on various models for amnesia. The editors have taken the opportunity to include a paper of their own which was not presented at the meeting.
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Proceedings of the International Workshop on Applications of Neural Networks to Telecommunications

Like the evolution of the nervous systems in animals, this growth is being driven by a survival-of-the-fittest-mechanism. In telecommunications, the entities that fuel this growth are companies and nations who compete with each other.

Author: Joshua Alspector

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781134786176

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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The world is witnessing the rapid evolution of its own nervous system by an unparalleled growth in communication technology. Like the evolution of the nervous systems in animals, this growth is being driven by a survival-of-the-fittest-mechanism. In telecommunications, the entities that fuel this growth are companies and nations who compete with each other. Companies with superior information systems can outrun and outsmart others because they serve their customers better. On the threshold of an explosion in the variety, speed and usefulness of telecommunication networks, neural network researchers can make important contributions to this emerging new telecommunications infrastructure. The first International Workshop on Applications of Neural Networks to Telecommunications (IWANNT) was planned in response to the telecommunications industry's needs for new adaptive technologies. This workshop featured 50 talks and posters that were selected by an organizing committee of experts in both telecommunications and neural networks. These proceedings will also be available on-line in an electronic format providing multimedia figures, cross-referencing, and annotation.
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Industrial Applications of Neural Networks

Neural network architectures are based on ideas derived from many years of research into the way in which the human brain ... Software was developed as a high level interface between neural networks and applications, and results from ...

Author: Ian F. Croall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642848377

Category: Computers

Page: 297

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Neural network technology encompasses a class of methods which attempt to mimic the basic structures used in the brain for information processing. Thetechnology is aimed at problems such as pattern recognition which are difficult for traditional computational methods. Neural networks have potential applications in many industrial areas such as advanced robotics, operations research, and process engineering. This book is concerned with the application of neural network technology to real industrial problems. It summarizes a three-year collaborative international project called ANNIE (Applications of Neural Networks for Industry in Europe) which was jointly funded by industry and the European Commission within the ESPRIT programme. As a record of a working project, the book gives an insight into the real problems faced in taking a new technology from the workbench into a live industrial application, and shows just how it can be achieved. It stresses the comparison between neural networks and conventional approaches. Even the non-specialist reader will benefit from understanding the limitations as well as the advantages of the new technology.
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Engineering Applications of Neural Networks

paradigm is effective due to its optimal matching of the fuzzy modeling with the knowledge, and because of the correct artificial neural network inference and connectionist capabilities. Interestingly, the trained EFuNN correctly detect ...

Author: Giacomo Boracchi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319651729

Category: Computers

Page: 737

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks, EANN 2017, held in Athens, Greece, in August 2017. The 40 revised full papers and 5 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 83 submissions. The papers cover the topics of deep learning, convolutional neural networks, image processing, pattern recognition, recommendation systems, machine learning, and applications of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) applications in engineering, 5G telecommunication networks, and audio signal processing. The volume also includes papers presented at the 6th Mining Humanistic Data Workshop (MHDW 2017) and the 2nd Workshop on 5G-Putting Intelligence to the Network Edge (5G-PINE).
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Ridge Functions and Applications in Neural Networks

MR2012826 [25] Candes E.J., Ridgelets: theory and applications. Ph.D. Thesis, Technical Report, Department of Statistics, Stanford University. [26] Cao F., Lin S., Xu Z., Approximation capability of interpolation neural networks, ...

Author: Vugar E. Ismailov

Publisher: American Mathematical Society

ISBN: 9781470467654

Category: Mathematics

Page: 186

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Recent years have witnessed a growth of interest in the special functions called ridge functions. These functions appear in various fields and under various guises. They appear in partial differential equations (where they are called plane waves), in computerized tomography, and in statistics. Ridge functions are also the underpinnings of many central models in neural network theory. In this book various approximation theoretic properties of ridge functions are described. This book also describes properties of generalized ridge functions, and their relation to linear superpositions and Kolmogorov's famous superposition theorem. In the final part of the book, a single and two hidden layer neural networks are discussed. The results obtained in this part are based on properties of ordinary and generalized ridge functions. Novel aspects of the universal approximation property of feedforward neural networks are revealed. This book will be of interest to advanced graduate students and researchers working in functional analysis, approximation theory, and the theory of real functions, and will be of particular interest to those wishing to learn more about neural network theory and applications and other areas where ridge functions are used.
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Application of Neural Networks and Other Learning Technologies in Process Engineering

Despite the promise artificial neural networks appears to hold for the chemical and metallurgical processing industries, the first commercial applications for neural networks only saw the light in the early 1990s, ...

Author: I. M. Mujtaba

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781860942631

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 405

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This book is a follow-up to the IChemE symposium on ?Neural Networks and Other Learning Technologies?, held at Imperial College, UK, in May 1999. The interest shown by the participants, especially those from the industry, has been instrumental in producing the book. The papers have been written by contributors of the symposium and experts in this field from around the world. They present all the important aspects of neural network utilisation as well as show the versatility of neural networks in various aspects of process engineering problems ? modelling, estimation, control, optimisation and industrial applications.
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Neural Network Applications in Control

Introducing a wide variety of network types, including Kohenen nets, n-tuple nets and radial basis function networks as well as the more useful multilayer perception back-propagation networks, this book aims to give a detailed appreciation ...

Author: Institution of Electrical Engineers

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 0852968523

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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Introducing a wide variety of network types, including Kohenen nets, n-tuple nets and radial basis function networks as well as the more useful multilayer perception back-propagation networks, this book aims to give a detailed appreciation of the use of neural nets in these applications.
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Neural Networks

Ranging from theoretical foundations to real-life applications, this book is intended to provide engineers and researchers with clear methodologies for taking advantage of neural networks in industrial, financial or banking applications, ...

Author: Gérard Dreyfus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540288473

Category: Science

Page: 498

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Neural networks represent a powerful data processing technique that has reached maturity and broad application. When clearly understood and appropriately used, they are a mandatory component in the toolbox of any engineer who wants make the best use of the available data, in order to build models, make predictions, mine data, recognize shapes or signals, etc. Ranging from theoretical foundations to real-life applications, this book is intended to provide engineers and researchers with clear methodologies for taking advantage of neural networks in industrial, financial or banking applications, many instances of which are presented in the book. For the benefit of readers wishing to gain deeper knowledge of the topics, the book features appendices that provide theoretical details for greater insight, and algorithmic details for efficient programming and implementation. The chapters have been written by experts and edited to present a coherent and comprehensive, yet not redundant, practically oriented introduction.
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