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For centuries, people have been fascinated by the possibility of building an artificial system that behaves intelligently. Now there is a new entry in this arena - neural networks. Naturally Intelligent Systems offers a comprehensive introduction to these exciting systems. It provides a technically accurate, yet down-to-earth discussion of neural networks, clearly explaining the underlying concepts of key neural network designs, how they are trained, and why they work. Throughout, the authors present actual applications that illustrate neural networks' utility in the new world.
Posted February 15, 2001
It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, this book chose the thousand-word route in most cases. Neural nets are ideal candidates for illustrations. So, why they decided to use endless descriptions is beyond me. It is like giving directions over the phone when a map would get to the point much faster. It also needed to explain more conceptually how neural nets actually work, not just how they are arranged. Examples where the net matches one-to-one with an actual image or pattern are easy to follow, but how they recognize different variations of patterns (variety) I never got a good feel for from this book. However, the description of an Adeline node was pretty good.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.