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Exploring Neural Networks with C# by Nabendu Chaki, Rituparna Chaki, Ryszard Tadeusiewicz

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Chapter 2

Neural Net Structure

2.1 Building Neural Nets

Who has not started to explore the world by breaking an alarm clock into pieces or smashing a tape recorder just to find out what was inside? Before we explain how a network works and how to use it, we will try to precisely and simply describe how one is built. As you know from the previous chapter, a neural network is a system that makes specific calculations based on simultaneous activities of many connected elements called neurons. The network structure was first observed in biological nervous systems, for example, in the human cerebellum depicted in Figure 2.1.

Figure 2.1

Image of Cerebellar cortex showing that an organism’s nervous system is built of many connected neurons

Cerebellar ...

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