From the dual structural radial basis function network (DSRBF) (Cheung and Xu 2001), this paper presents a new divide-and-conquer learning approach to radial basis function networks (DCRBF). The DCRBF network is a hybrid system consisting of several sub-RBF networks, each of which takes a sub-input space as its input. Since this system divides a high-dimensional modeling problem into serveral low-dimensional ones, it can considerably reduce the structural complexity of a RBF network, whereby the net’s learning is much faster. We have experimentally shown its outstanding learning performance on forecasting two real time series as well as synthetic data in comparison with a conventional RBF one.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Data Mining and Modeling|
|Subtitle of host publication||Advances in Data Mining and Modeling, Hong Kong, 27 – 28 June 2002|
|Editors||Wai Ki Ching, Michael Kwok Po Ng|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2003|