## Abstract

A Pi-Sigma higher order neural network (Pi-Sigma HONN) is a type of higher order neural network, where, as its name implies, weighted sums of inputs are calculated first and then the sums are multiplied by each other to produce higher order terms that constitute the network outputs. This type of higher order neural networks have good function approximation capabilities. In this chapter, the structural feature of Pi-Sigma HONNs is discussed in contrast to other types of neural networks. The reason for their good function approximation capabilities is given based on pseudo-theoretical analysis together with empirical illustrations. Then, based on the analysis, an improved version of Pi-Sigma HONNs is proposed which has yet better function approximation capabilities.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Artificial Higher Order Neural Networks for Computer Science and Engineering |

Subtitle of host publication | Trends for Emerging Applications |

Publisher | IGI Global |

Pages | 239-254 |

Number of pages | 16 |

ISBN (Print) | 9781615207114 |

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Publication status | Published - 2010 |

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- General Computer Science