Chapter 3

Teaching Networks

3.1 Network Tutoring

A neural network’s activity cycle can be divided into various stages of learning during which the network acquires information needed to determine what it should do and how, and the stages of regular work when the network must solve specific new tasks based on the acquired knowledge. The key to understanding how a network works and its abilities is the learning process. This chapter details the exact process. Subsequent chapters will cover the activities of already taught networks of various types.

Two variations of learning can be distinguished: one that requires a teacher and one that does not. We are going to talk about learning without a teacher in the next chapter. This chapter will focus ...

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