Staged Neural Modeling with Application to Prediction of NOx Pollutant Concentrations in Urban Air

  • Kang Li
  • Barbara Pizzileo
  • Adetutu Ogle
  • Colm Scott
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4113)


Addressing the drawbacks of widely used forward neural network growing methods in neural modeling of time series and nonlinear dynamic systems, a staged algorithm is proposed in this paper for modeling and prediction of NOx Pollutant Concentrations in urban air in Belfast, Northern Ireland, using generalized single-layer network. In this algorithm, forward method is used for neural network growing, the resultant network is then refined at the second stage to remove inefficient hidden nodes. Application study confirms the effectiveness of the proposed method.


Nitric Oxide Neural Modeling Neural Network Prediction Nonlinear System Identification Candidate Pool 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kang Li
    • 1
  • Barbara Pizzileo
    • 1
  • Adetutu Ogle
    • 2
  • Colm Scott
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electronics, Electronic Engineering & Computer ScienceQueen’s University BelfastBelfastU.K.
  2. 2.ATU, QUESTOR centreQueen’s University BelfastBelfastUK

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