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I. LivshinArtificial Neural Networks with Javahttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-7368-5_8

8. Approximating Noncontinuous Functions

Igor Livshin1  
Chicago, IL, USA

In this chapter, we will discuss the neural network approximation of noncontinuous functions. Currently, this is a problematic area for neural networks because network processing is based on the calculation of partial function derivatives (gradient descent algorithm), and our ability to calculate them for noncontinuous functions at the points where the function value suddenly jumps or drops is questionable. We will dig into this issue later in this chapter. The chapter includes method that I ...

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