Intelligent Information Management

Volume 10, Issue 4 (July 2018)

ISSN Print: 2160-5912   ISSN Online: 2160-5920

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An Optimization of Neural Network Hyper-Parameter to Increase Its Performance

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DOI: 10.4236/iim.2018.104008    591 Downloads   1,274 Views   Citations


With the boost of artificial intelligence, the study of neural network intrigues scientists. Artificial neural network, which was first designed theoretically in 1943 based on understanding of human brains, demonstrated impressing computational and learning capabilities. In this paper, we investigated the neural network’s learning capability by using a feed-forward neural network to recognize human’s digit hand-writing. Controlled experiments were executed by changing the input values of different parameters, such as learning rates and hidden layer units. After investigating upon the effects of each parameter on the overall learning performance of the neural network, we concluded that, when an intermediate value of one given parameter was implemented, the neural network achieved the highest learning efficiency, and potential problems like over-fitting would be prevented.

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Fu, Y. (2018) An Optimization of Neural Network Hyper-Parameter to Increase Its Performance. Intelligent Information Management, 10, 99-107. doi: 10.4236/iim.2018.104008.

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