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Avazjon R. Marakhimov, Kabul K. Khudaybergenov


Evaluating the number of hidden neurons necessary for solving of pattern recognition and classification tasks is one of the key problems in artificial neural networks. Multilayer perceptron is the most useful artificial neural network to estimate the functional structure in classification. In this paper, we show that artificial neural network with a two hidden layer feed forward neural network with d inputs, d neurons in the first hidden layer, 2d+2 neurons in the second hidden layer, k outputs and with a sigmoidal infinitely differentiable function can solve classification and pattern problems with arbitrary accuracy. This result can be applied to design pattern recognition and classification models with optimal structure in the number of hidden neurons and hidden layers. The experimental results over well-known benchmark datasets show that the convergence and the accuracy of the proposed model of artificial neural network are acceptable. Findings in this paper are experimentally analyzed on four different datasets from machine learning repository.


Neural network; hidden layer; MLP model; sigmoidal function; classification; pattern recognition.

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