Re: Neural Network Literature

Darin Sunley (
Fri, 11 Jun 1999 20:06:00 -0500

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> "Eric Ruud" <> writes:
> > I've recently become quite interested in neural networks. What should I =
> > be reading?

Depends a lot on your background. Most of the actual research in NN's becomes very difficult to read without a good solid grounding in both graph theory and matrix arithmetic.

Does UCDavis have a CompSci department? Maybe email some professor and ask what textbooks the 3rd or 4th year AI classes are using. Those'll have pretty decent intros to NNs. At least, mine did.

The major truth that we've discovered about NNs, though, is that the particular arrangement of neurons into higher level structures (gain controls, feedback layers) is WAY more important then simply trowing training data at a bunch of neurons.

Darin Sunley