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Neural network parameterizations of electromagnetic nucleon form-factors

  • Krzysztof M. GraczykEmail author
  • Piotr Płonski
  • Robert Sulej
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The electromagnetic nucleon form-factors data are studied with artificial feed forward neural networks. As a result the unbiased model-independent form-factor parametrizations are evaluated together with uncertainties. The Bayesian approach for the neural networks is adapted for χ 2 error-like function and applied to the data analysis. The sequence of the feed forward neural networks with one hidden layer of units is considered. The given neural network represents a particular form-factor parametrization. The so-called evidence (the measure of how much the data favor given statistical model) is computed with the Bayesian framework and it is used to determine the best form factor parametrization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krzysztof M. Graczyk
    • 1
    Email author
  • Piotr Płonski
    • 2
  • Robert Sulej
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsWrocław UniversityWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Institute of RadioelectronicsWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  3. 3.A. Soltan Institute for Nuclear StudiesWarsawPoland

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