Principal Component Analysis using Constructive Neural Networks
Paper in proceedings, 2007
In this paper, a new constructive auto-associative neural network performing nonlinear principal component analysis is presented. The developed constructive neural network maps the data nonlinearly into its principal components and preserves the order of principal components at the same time. The weights of the neural network are trained by a combination of back propagation (BP) and genetic algorithm (GA) which accelerates the training process by preventing local minima. The performance of the proposed method was evaluated by means of two different experiments that illustrated its efficiency.
Principal component analysis