Artificial Neural Networks as Non-Linear Extensions of Statistical Methods in Astronomy.
We attempt to de-mistify Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) by considering special cases which are related to other statistical methods common in Astronomy and other fields. In particular we show how ANNs generalise Bayesian methods, multi-parameter fitting, Principal Component Analysis (PCA), Wiener filtering and regularisation methods. Examples of morphological classification of galaxies illustrate how non-linear ANNs improve on linear techniques.
|Title:||Artificial Neural Networks as Non-Linear Extensions of Statistical Methods in Astronomy|
|Additional information:||9 pages, uu-encoded compressed postscript file. Also available by anonymous ftp to cast0.ast.cam.ac.uk (22.214.171.124) at ftp://cast0.ast.cam.ac.uk/pub/lahav/vistas/vistas4.ps.Z with figure at ftp://cast0.ast.cam.ac.uk/pub/lahav/vistas/fig1.ps.Z To appear in Vistas in Astronomy, special issue on Artificial Neural Networks in Astronomy|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
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