How Receptive Field Parameters Affect Neural Learning

TitleHow Receptive Field Parameters Affect Neural Learning
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsOmohundro, S., & Mel B. W.
Other Numbers640

We identify the three principle factors affecting the performance of learning by networks with localized units: unit noise, sample density, and the structure of the target function. We then analyze the effect of unit receptive field parameters on these factors and use this analysis to propose a new learning algorithm which dynamically alters receptive field properties during learning.

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-91-010

Abbreviated Authors

S. M. Omohundro and B. W. Mel

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report