Title

A Neural Network Approach for Global Optimization with Applications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Publication Title

Neural Network World

Abstract

We propose a neural network approach for global optimization with applications to nonlinear least square problems. The center idea is defined by the algorithm that is developed from neural network learning. By searching in the neighborhood of the target trajectory in the state space, the algorithm provides the best feasible solution to the optimization problem. The convergence analysis shows that the convergence of the algorithm to the desired solution is guaranteed. Our examples show that the method is effective and accurate. The simplicity of this new approach would provide a good alternative in addition to statistics methods for power regression models with large data.

Original Citation

Leong Kwan Li & Sally S. L. Shao. (2008). A Neural Network Approach for Global Optimization with Applications. Neural Network World, 3(10), 491-508.

Volume

3

Issue

10