Neural Processing Letters

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 5–9 | Cite as

A multilayer incremental neural network architecture for classification

  • Tamer Olmez
  • Ertugrul Yazgan
  • Okan K. Ersoy


A new multilayer incremental neural network (MINN) architecture and its performance in classification of biomedical images is discussed. The MINN consists of an input layer, two hidden layers and an output layer. The first stage between the input and first hidden layer consists of perceptrons. The number of perceptrons and their weights are determined by defining a fitness function which is maximized by the genetic algorithm (GA). The second stage involves feature vectors which are the codewords obtained automaticaly after learning the first stage. The last stage consists of OR gates which combine the nodes of the second hidden layer representing the same class. The comparative performance results of the MINN and the backpropagation (BP) network indicates that the MINN results in faster learning, much simpler network and equal or better classification performance.


Genetic Algorithm Artificial Intelligence Complex System Feature Vector Hide Layer 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tamer Olmez
    • 1
  • Ertugrul Yazgan
    • 1
  • Okan K. Ersoy
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical and Electronics Engineering DepartmentIstanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.School of Electrical EngineeringPurdue UniversityW. LafayetteUSA

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