Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):,
  title    = {Evolving Neural Networks using Moment Method for Handwritten Digit Recognition},
  author    = {H. El Fadili and  K. Zenkouar and  H. Qjidaa},
  country   = {},
  abstract  = {This paper proposes a neural network weights and
topology optimization using genetic evolution and the
backpropagation training algorithm. The proposed crossover and
mutation operators aims to adapt the networks architectures and
weights during the evolution process. Through a specific inheritance
procedure, the weights are transmitted from the parents to their
offsprings, which allows re-exploitation of the already trained
networks and hence the acceleration of the global convergence of the
algorithm. In the preprocessing phase, a new feature extraction
method is proposed based on Legendre moments with the Maximum
entropy principle MEP as a selection criterion. This allows a global
search space reduction in the design of the networks. The proposed
method has been applied and tested on the well known MNIST
database of handwritten digits.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering},  volume    = {1},
  number    = {11},
  year      = {2007},
  pages     = {3508 - 3511},
  ee        = {},
  url       = {},
  bibsource = {},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 11, 2007},