The combinatorial neural network: A connectionist model for knowledge based systems

  • Ricardo José Machado
  • Armando Freitas Da Rocha
10. Neural Networks
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 521)


This paper describes the Combinatorial Neural Model, a high order neural network suitable for classification tasks. The model is based on the fuzzy sets theory, neural sciences and expert knowledge analysis results. The model presents interesting properties such as: modularity, explanation capacity, concomitant knowledge and data representation, high speed of training, incremental learning, generalization capacity, feature selection, processing of uncertain and incomplete data, fault tolerance.


Neural networks Learning Connectionist expert systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo José Machado
    • 1
  • Armando Freitas Da Rocha
    • 2
  1. 1.Rio Scientific Center — IBM BrasilRio de JaneiroBrasil
  2. 2.Biology Institute — UnicampCampinasBrasil

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