20 June 1995 Training minimal artificial neural network architectures for subsoil object detection
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Abstract
We cast the training of minimal artificial neural network architectures as a problem of global optimization, and study the simulated annealing (SA) global optimization heuristic under a 'best-so-far' model. Our testbed consists of separated-aperature radar data for subsoil mine detection. In previous analyses, we have found that the traditional SA 'cooling' paradigm can be suboptimal for small instances of combinatorial global optimizations. Here, we demonstrate that traditional cooling is also suboptimal for training minimal neural networks for mine detection. Related issues include (i) how to find minimal network architectures; (ii) considering tradeoffs between minimality and trainability; (iii) the question of whether multistart/parallel implementations of SA can be superior to a single long SA run; and (iv) adaptive annealing strategies based on the best-so-far objective.
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Kenneth D. Boese, Donald E. Franklin, Andrew B. Kahng, "Training minimal artificial neural network architectures for subsoil object detection", Proc. SPIE 2496, Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, (20 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211384; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.211384
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