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A classifier of matrix modular neural network to simplify complex classification tasks

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Abstract

This paper proposes the matrix modular neural network (MMNN), which is a modular neural network and adopts a novel task decomposition technique to solve complex problems, such as the large training sets and the category asymmetric training sets. A complex problem can be decomposed into many easier problems, each of which is dealt in two subspaces and can be solved by a single neural network module. All of these modules form a neural network matrix, which produces an output matrix that leads to an integration machine so that finally a classification decision result can be efficiently made. This paper’s theoretic analyses and experiments show that the MMNN can reduce the learning time and improve the generalization capability and the classification accuracy of neural networks.

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Hu, P. A classifier of matrix modular neural network to simplify complex classification tasks. Neural Comput & Applic 32, 1367–1377 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-018-3631-x

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Keywords

  • Modular neural networks
  • Task decomposition
  • Computational complexity
  • Generalization capability