Nonlinear Prediction of River Water-Stages by Feedback Artificial Neural Network

Kazuaki Hiramatsu, Shiomi Shikasho, Ken Mori

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The feedback artificial neural network model (FBANNM) was applied to the prediction of the water-stages in a tidal river. The difference between a feed forward artificial neural network model and a FBANNM was investigated. A simple genetic algorithm (SGA) was then incorporated into a FBANNM to help search for the optimal network structure, especially the unit numbers of an input layer and a hidden layer. It was concluded that the FBANNM was a useful tool in the short-term prediction of the water-stages that had a strong autocorrelation due to tidal motion. The optimal network structure of the FBANNM was effectively determined by the SGA incorporating the fitness defined by Akaike's Information Criterion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-147
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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