Local coupled feedforward neural network.

Neural networks : the official journal of the International Neural Network Society

PubMedID: 19596550

Sun J. Local coupled feedforward neural network. Neural Netw. 2010;23(1):108-13.
In this paper, the local coupled feedforward neural network is presented. Its connection structure is same as that of Multilayer Perceptron with one hidden layer. In the local coupled feedforward neural network, each hidden node is assigned an address in an input space, and each input activates only the hidden nodes near it. For each input, only the activated hidden nodes take part in forward and backward propagation processes. Theoretical analysis and simulation results show that this neural network owns the "universal approximation" property and can solve the learning problem of feedforward neural networks. In addition, its characteristic of local coupling makes knowledge accumulation possible.