Accelerated training algorithm for feedforward neural networks based on least squares method

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-25
Journal / PublicationNeural Processing Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1995


A least squares based training algorithm for feedforward neural networks is presented. By decomposing each neuron of the network into a linear part and a nonlinear part, the learning error can then be minimized on each neuron by applying the least squares method to solve the linear part of the neuron. In all the problems investigated, the proposed algorithm is capable of achieving the required error level in one training iteration. Comparing to the conventional backpropagation algorithm and other fast training algorithms, the proposed training algorithm provides a major breakthrough in speeding up the training process. © 1995 Kluwer Academic Publishers.