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Feed-forward neural network models generate, create 2d data matrix barcode none with .net projects ISO QR Code standard RBF involves only optimiz .net framework ECC200 ation of linear least squares, hence no multiple minima in the objective function a main advantage of the RBF over the MLP approach. However, that the basis functions are computed in the RBF NN approach without considering the output target data can be a major drawback, especially when the input dimension is large.

The reason is that many of the input variables may have signi cant variance but have no in uence on the output target, yet these irrelevant inputs introduce a large number of basis functions. The second stage training may then involve solving a very large, poorly conditioned matrix problem, which can be computationally very expensive or even intractable. The advent of kernel methods has alleviated this problem (see Section 8.

4 for classi cation and Section 9.1 for regression). 4.

7 Conditional probability distributions So far, the NN models have been used for nonlinear regression, i.e. the output y is related to the inputs x by a nonlinear function, y = f (x).

In many applications, one is less interested in a single predicted value for y given by f (x) than in p(y. x), a conditional probability distribution of y given x. With p(y x), one can easily obtain Data Matrix 2d barcode for .NET a single predicted value for y by taking the mean, the median or the mode (i.e.

the location of the peak) of the distribution p(y. x). In addition, the dist ribution provides an estimate of the uncertainty in the predicted value for y. For managers of utility companies, the forecast that tomorrow s air temperature will be 25 C is far less useful than the same forecast accompanied by the additional information that there is a 10% chance that the temperature will be higher than 30 C and 10% chance lower than 22 C.

Many types of non-Gaussian distribution are encountered in the environment. For instance, variables such as precipitation and wind speed have distributions which are skewed to the right, since one cannot have negative values for precipitation and wind speed. The gamma distribution and the Weibull distributions have been commonly used to model precipitation and wind speed respectively (Wilks, 1995).

Variables such as relative humidity and cloud amount (measured as covering a fraction of the sky) are limited to lie within the interval [0, 1], and are commonly modelled by the beta distribution (Wilks, 1995). The Johnson system of distributions is a system of exible functions used to t a wide variety of empirical data (Niermann, 2006). Knowledge of the distribution of extreme values is also vital to the design of safe buildings, dams, oodways, roads and bridges.

For instance, levees need to be built to handle say the strongest hurricane expected in a century to prevent a city from drowning. Insurance companies also need to know the risks involved in order to set insurance premiums at a pro table level. In global warming studies, one is.

4.7 Conditional probability distributions also interested in the ch ange in the extremes e.g. the extremes of the daily maximum temperature.

Long term changes in the distribution of extreme events from global climate change have also been investigated, e.g. for storms (Lambert and Fyfe, 2006) and heavy precipitation events (Zhang et al.

, 2001). The Gumbel distribution, which is skewed to the right, is commonly used in extreme value analysis (von Storch and Zwiers, 1999). Suppose we have selected an appropriate distribution function, which is governed by some parameters .

For instance, the gamma distribution is governed by two parameters ( = [c, s]T ): y y c 1 exp , 0 y < , (4.49) s s where c > 0, s > 0 and Z = (c)s, with denoting the gamma function, an extension of the factorial function to a real or complex variable. We allow the parameters to be functions of the inputs x, i.

e. = (x). The conditional distribution p(y.

x) is now replaced by p(y (x)). The functions (x ) can be approximated by an NN (e.g.

an MLP or an RBF) model, i.e. inputs of the NN model are x while the outputs are .

Using NN to model the parameters of a conditional probability density distribution is sometimes called a conditional density network (CDN) model. To train the NN model, we need an objective function. To obtain an objective function, we turn to the principle of maximum likelihood.

If we have a probability distribution p(y. ), and we have observed Data Matrix 2d barcode for .NET values yd given by the dataset D, then the parameters can be found by maximizing the likelihood function p(D. ), i.e. the parameters should be chosen so that the likelihood of observing D is maximized.

Note that p(D. ) is a function of as gs1 datamatrix barcode for .NET D is known, and the output y can be multivariate. Since the observed data have n = 1, .

. . , N observations, and if we assume independent observations so we can multiply their probabilities together, the likelihood function is then g(y.

c, s) =. L = p(D ) =. p(y(n) . (n) ) =. p(y(n) . (x(n) )),. (4.50). are simply written as y(n ) , and (x(n) ) are determined where the observed data by the weights w (including all weight and offset parameters) of the NN model. Hence.
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