This article presents a new learning algorithm for the construction and training of a RBFneural network. The algorithm is based on a global mechanism of parameter learning using a maximum likelihood classification approach. The resulting neurons in the RBF network partitions a multidimensional pattern space into a set of maximum-size hyper-ellipsoid subspaces in terms of the statistical distributions of the training samples. An important feature of the algorithm is that the learning process includes both the tasks of discovering a suitable network structure and of determining the connection weights. The entire network and its parameters are thought of evolved gradually in the learning process.
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