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Old 05-07-2012, 06:52 AM
dbl001 dbl001 is offline
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Default Neural Network - Model / Genetic Algorithm - Optimization


During the Q + A section in lecture 10, Prof. Abu-Mostafa mentioned that a neural network is a model, while a genetic algorithm is an optimization. Earlier in the lecture he said the neurons in a level 'were factors' and in the next layer, factors of factors.

Is a neural network a model instead of an optimization because the nodes are viewed as factors (even though the factors don't correspond to 'factors' we could assign meaning to in the real world)?

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