Pruning of a large network by optimal brain damage and surgeon: an example from biological sequence analysis

Optimal Brain Damage (OBD) and Optimal Brain Surgeon (OBS) represent two popular pruning procedures; however, pruning large networks trained on voluminous data sets using these methods easily becomes intractable. We present a number of approximations and discuss practical issues in real-world pruning, and use as an example a network trained to predict… CONTINUE READING