The construction of minimal multi-layered perceptrons : a case study for sorting

P.J. Zwietering, E.H.L. Aarts, J. Wessels

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We consider the construction of minimal multi-layered perceptrons for solving combinatorial optimization problems. Though general in nature, the construction method is presented as a case study for the sorting problem. The presentation starts with an O((n!)^2) three-layered perceptron based on complete enumeration, that solves the sorting problem of n numbers. This network is then gradually reduced to an O(n^2) three-layered perceptron, which can be viewed as a neural implementation of Preparata's parallel enumerative sorting algorithm. Key words: minimal multi-layered percept1'Ons, feed-forward neural networks, combinatorial optimization problems, sorting.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Publication series

NameMemorandum COSOR
ISSN (Print)0926-4493


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