Automatic Construction of Radial-Basis Function Networks Through an Adaptive Partition Algorithm

  • Ricardo Ocampo-Vega
  • Gildardo Sanchez-AnteEmail author
  • Luis E. Falcon-Morales
  • Humberto Sossa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9703)


Radial-Basis Function Neural Networks (RBFN) are a well known formulation to solve classification problems. In this approach, a feedforward neural network is built, with one input layer, one hidden layer and one output layer. The processing is performed in the hidden and output layers. To adjust the network for any given problem, certain parameters have to be set. The parameters are: the centers of the radial functions associated to the hidden layer and the weights of the connections to the output layer. Most of the methods either require a lot of experimentation or may demand a lot of computational time. In this paper we present a novel method based on a partition algorithm to automatically compute the amount and location of the centers of the radial-basis functions. Our results, obtained by running it in seven public databases, are comparable and even better than some other approaches.


Radial-basis functions Neural networks Adaptive parameter adjustment Classification 



The authors thank Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, as well as IPN-CIC under project SIP 20161126, and CONACYT under project 155014 and 65 within the framework of call: Frontiers of Science 2015 for the economical support to carry out this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Ocampo-Vega
    • 1
  • Gildardo Sanchez-Ante
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luis E. Falcon-Morales
    • 1
  • Humberto Sossa
    • 2
  1. 1.Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus GuadalajaraZapopanMexico
  2. 2.Instituto Politecnico Nacional-CICDistrito FederalMexico

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