[SciPy-User] Classification using neural networks
Thu Jul 26 12:29:01 CDT 2012
Den 26.07.2012 18:38, skrev David Cournapeau:
> I find Vapnik work on structured risk minimization to be one of the
> crown jewel of machine learning (or statistics for that matter), and
> would like to believe it is one of the reason why it is/was populat.
> ANN also got a bad press because of the history - mentioning neural
> network in your publication was a almost-sure way to get your paper
> considered badly a couple of years ago I think.
They got hyped by neuroscientists who thought more in terms of
"artificial brain" than statistics. In reality, multilayer perceptrons
are just a generalization of linear models with logistic or gaussian
> The focus on one technique in particular is fundamentally wrong, I
> think (no free lunch and all that). It all depends on your data and
> what you're doing, the "use technique X" that sees X changed every few
> years is closer to pop culture than science IMO.
As with any statistical tool, blind application is never a good idea.
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