New Evolutionary Neural Network Based on Continuous Ant Colony Optimization
The evolutionary neural network can be generated combining the evolutionary optimization algorithm and neural network. Based on analysis of shortcomings of previously proposed evolutionary neural networks, combining the continuous ant colony optimization proposed by author and BP neural network, a new evolutionary neural network whose architecture and connection weights evolve simultaneously is proposed. At last, through the typical XOR problem, the new evolutionary neural network is compared and analyzed with BP neural network and traditional evolutionary neural networks based on genetic algorithm and evolutionary programming. The computing results show that the precision and efficiency of the new neural network are all better.
W. Gao "New Evolutionary Neural Network Based on Continuous Ant Colony Optimization", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 58-60, pp. 1773-1778, 2011