This book is for Java developers with basic Java programming knowledge. No previous knowledge of neural networks is required as this book covers the concepts from scratch.What You Will LearnGet to grips with the basics of neural networks and what they are used forDevelop neural networks using hands-on examplesExplore and code the most widely-used learning algorithms to make your neural network learn from most types of dataDiscover the power of neural network's unsupervised learning process to extract the intrinsic knowledge hidden behind the dataApply the code generated in practical examples, including weather forecasting and pattern recognitionUnderstand how to make the best choice of learning parameters to ensure you have a more effective applicationSelect and split data sets into training, test, and validation, and explore validation strategiesDiscover how to improve and optimize your neural networkIn Detail
Vast quantities of data are produced every second. In this context, neural networks become a powerful technique to extract useful knowledge from large amounts of raw, seemingly unrelated data. One of the most preferred languages for neural network programming is Java as it is easier to write code using it, and most of the most popular neural network packages around already exist for Java. This makes it a versatile programming language for neural networks.
This book gives you a complete walkthrough of the process of developing basic to advanced practical examples based on neural networks with Java.
You will first learn the basics of neural networks and their process of learning. We then focus on what Perceptrons are and their features. Next, you will implement self-organizing maps using the concepts you've learned. Furthermore, you will learn about some of the applications that are presented in this book such as weather forecasting, disease diagnosis, customer profiling, and characters recognition (OCR). Finally, you will learn methods to optimize and adapt neural networks in real time.
All the examples generated in the book are provided in the form of illustrative source code, which merges object-oriented programming (OOP) concepts and neural network features to enhance your learning experience.Style and approach
This book adopts a step-by-step approach to neural network development and provides many hands-on examples using Java programming. Each neural network concept is explored through real-world problems and is delivered in an easy-to-comprehend manner.
After joining the Army, he served with the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, sending spies into Germany, before becoming a senior official with the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served in key positions in Berlin, Hong Kong, and Washington.
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On the eve of America’s entry into World War II, Nazi Germany is developing a new weapon of unprecedented power, one that will give them ultimate victory over all the nations of the world. But the war turns against them before it is completed, and a conspiracy forms to preserve the weapon and carry on the research.
At the dawn of a new century, Alex Pyke, a self-styled bachelor entrepreneur, wants only the American Dream of a bigger house and a fatter bank account. But a business opportunity lures him back to Germany, the country he left as an orphan of five during the height of the Cold War. Upon his arrival, he is swept up in a deadly adventure involving an aging industrialist and his brilliant, beautiful niece. Even as Alex unravels the mysteries of his own family’s history, he makes a discovery that will change the direction of his life, and maybe the whole world beyond.
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While we performed extensive research on the cities and history of Peenemünde and Nordhausen in preparing this book, we naturally took liberties about both locations and the experiments performed at them for the purpose of the fictional adventure we wanted to tell you. What we have not taken lightly is the millions of lives truly destroyed when Jews, Slavs and others deemed undesirable by the Nazi government were enslaved and worked to death for the purpose of advancing the Nazi war at these sites and elsewhere throughout Europe. We humbly acknowledge the great debt owed to those who sacrificed to liberate that continent; and we offer reverence to those who suffered the horror of the purges and the camps.
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