Training Neural Networks with PSO - Vortarus Technologies LLC

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In this article we are going to discuss training neural networks using particle swarm optimization (PSO). Training a neural network is an optimization problem so the optimization algorithm is of primary importance. When training MLPs we are adjusting weights between neurons using an error function as our optimization objective. PNNs and GRNNs use a smoothing factor, σ to define the network. The objective is to find sigmas that minimize error.