Aurelio Uncini

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—In this paper, a new complex-valued neural network based on adaptive activation functions is proposed. By varying the control points of a pair of Catmull–Rom cubic splines, which are used as an adaptable activation function, this new kind of neural network can be implemented as a very simple structure that is able to improve the generalization capabilities(More)
In this paper, we study the theoretical properties of a new kind of artificial neural network, which is able to adapt its activation functions by varying the control points of a Catmull-Rom cubic spline. Most of all, we are interested in generalization capability, and we can show that our architecture presents several advantages. First of all, it can be(More)
In this paper, a new adaptive spline activation function neural network (ASNN) is presented. Due to the ASNN's high representation capabilities, networks with a small number of interconnections can be trained to solve both pattern recognition and data processing real-time problems. The main idea is to use a Catmull-Rom cubic spline as the neuron's(More)
This paper focuses on on-line learning procedures for locally recurrent neural networks with emphasis on multilayer perceptron (MLP) with infinite impulse response (IIR) synapses and its variations which include generalized output and activation feedback multilayer networks (MLN's). We propose a new gradient-based procedure called recursive backpropagation(More)
Multilayer perceptrons (MLPs) with weight values restricted to powers of two or sums of powers of two are introduced. In a digital implementation, these neural networks do not need multipliers but only shift registers when computing in forward mode, thus saving chip area and computation time. A learning procedure, based on backpropagation, is presented for(More)
This paper describes the salient features of using a simulated annealing (SA) algorithm in the context of designing digital filters with coefficient values expressed as the sum of power of two. A procedure for linear phase digital filter design, using this algorithm, is first presented and tested, yielding results as good as known optimal methods. The(More)
This paper presents a new general neural structure based on nonlinear flexible multivariate function that can be viewed in the framework of the generalised regularisation networks theory. The proposed architecture is based on multi-dimensional adaptive cubic spline basis activation function that collects information from the previous network layer in(More)