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Posted 12 Aug 2009

CNeuralNetwork: Make Your Neural Network Learn Faster

, 12 Aug 2009
An article on making neural network learn faster
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// auralius manurung
// gyeongsang national university
// jinju, south korea
// june 2009
// based on daniel admassu's work ->

#include <string>
#include <math.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <stdarg.h>
#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>

using namespace std;


class CNeuralNetwork

	* Create the desired neural network.
	* Important: pay attention on the last paramater (...)
	* @param input_num = number on input neuron
	* @param output_num = number of output neuron
	* @param hidden_layer_n um = number of hidden layer
	* @param ... = number of neurons on each hidden layer
	void ann_create_network(unsigned int input_num, unsigned int output_num, unsigned int hidden_layer_num, ...);

	* Set learning rate value.
	* @param learning_rate = learning rate
	void ann_set_learning_rate(float learning_rate = 0);

	* Set momentum value.
	* Momentum value should be between 0 to 1.
	* @param momentum = momentum value
	void ann_set_momentum(float momentum = 0);

	* Set leraning rate changing factor for adaptive learning.
	* It should be between 0 to 1.
	* @param lr_factor = how rapid the learning rate should change
	void ann_set_lr_changing_factor(float lr_factor = 0);

	* Set slope value for logistic sigmoid activation function.
	* @param slope_value = slope value of the sigmoid function
	void ann_set_slope_value(float slope_value = 1);

	* Set desired weight initializaton method.
	* For HARD_RANDOM only, you must specify the range.
	* @param method = desired method
	* @param range = range value, only for HARD_RANDOM
	void ann_set_weight_init_method(int method = NGUYEN , float range = 0);

	* Get last average error in one epoch after a training complete.
	* @return  average error
    float ann_get_average_error();

	* Get number of epoch needed to complete training.
	* @return  number of epoch
    int ann_get_epoch_num();

	* Train the neural network with train set from a text file and log the result to result.log.
	* The train-set file should contain input and desired output.
	* @param file_name = file name for the train-set file
	* @return number of total epochs
	void ann_train_network_from_file(char *file_name, int max_epoch, float max_error, int parsing_direction);

	* Test the TRAINED neural network with test set from a text file and log the result to another file..
	* The test-set file should contain input and desired output.
	* @param file_name = file name for the test-set file
	* @param log_file = the result will be logged here
	void ann_test_network_from_file(char *file_name, char *log_file, int parsing_direction);

	* Set inpur per neuron in input layer.
	* If your neural network has two inputs, the channel will be 0 and 1.
	* @param input_channel = input channel
	* @param input = input value, the range: -1 to 1 (bipolar)
	void ann_set_input_per_channel(unsigned int input_channel, float input);

	* Simulate the neural network based on the current input.
	* After performing simulation, you can see the output by calling ann_get_output.
	void ann_simulate();

	* Get the otput after performing simulation.
	* If your neural network has two outputs, the channel will be 0 and 1.
	* @param channel = output channel
	float ann_get_output(unsigned int channel);

	* Avoid memory leakage.
	* Delete all previous dynamically created variables.
	* @param channel = output channel
	void ann_clear();

	float rand_float_range(float a, float b);
	float sigmoid(float f_net);
	float sigmoid_derivative(float result);
	void initialize_weights();
	void calculate_outputs();
	void calculate_weights();
	void calculate_errors();
	float get_mse_error();
	void parse_data(string data_seq, int parsing_direction = INPUT_FIRST);
	float get_norm_of_weight(int layer_num, int neuron_num);
    void generate_report();

	int	m_layer_num;
	int	*m_neuron_num;	            // this holds information of number of neurons on each layer

	float			m_learning_rate;
	float           m_lr_factor;                // learning rate changing factor, for adaptive learning

	float			m_momentum;

	float           m_slope;

	float			m_init_val;					// weight init value
	int				m_method;					// method for weight initialization

	float			m_average_error;			// average error in 1 epoch

	float			*m_current_input;
	float			*m_desired_output;

	float			***m_weight;

	float			**m_node_output;
	float			**m_node_output_prev;

	float			**m_error;
	float			**m_error_prev;

    int             m_epoch;


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