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The Roots of Backpropagation: From Ordered Derivatives to Neural Networks and Political Forecasting (Adaptive and Learning Systems for Signal Processing, Communications and Control)by Paul John Werbos
Synopses & Reviews
Now, for the first time, publication of the landmark work in backpropagation! Scientists, engineers, statisticians, operations researchers, and other investigators involved in neural networks have long sought direct access to Paul Werboss groundbreaking, much-cited 1974 Harvard doctoral thesis, The Roots of Backpropagation, which laid the foundation of backpropagation. Now, with the publication of its full text, these practitioners can go straight to the original material and gain a deeper, practical understanding of this unique mathematical approach to social studies and related fields. In addition, Werbos has provided three more recent research papers, which were inspired by his original work, and a new guide to the field. Originally written for readers who lacked any knowledge of neural nets, The Roots of Backpropagation firmly established both its historical and continuing significance as it:
Book News Annotation:
Originally presented as the author's Ph.D. thesis (Harvard, 1974), the original source of backpropagation, which is now the most widely used algorithm in the neural network world. The thesis also communicates that algorithm to an audience with no prior understanding of neural networks; it is divided up, de facto, into chapters written for regular engineers, for statisticians, and for political scientists (mirroring the thesis review committee). In addition, Werbos has added three more recent research papers, which were inspired by his original work, and a new guide to the field.
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About the Author
PAUL JOHN WERBOS is a Program Director in the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation as well as Past President of the International Neural Network Society. Previously, he developed and evaluated large-scale forecasting models at the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy, using backpropagation and other techniques discussed in this book. He has contributed, as a writer or editor, to several books on neural networks and has published more than forty journal articles and conference papers on a wide range of subjects.
Table of Contents
Beyond Regression: New Tools for Prediction and Analysis in the Behavioral Sciences.
Dynamic Feedback, Statistical Estimation, and Systems Optimization: General Techniques.
The Multivariate ARMA(1,1) Model: Its Significance and Estimation.
Simulation Studies of Techniques of Time-Series Analysis.
General Applications of These Ideas: Practical Hazards and New Possibilities.
Nationalism and Social Communications: A Test Case for Mathematical Approaches.
APPLICATIONS AND EXTENSIONS.
Forms of Backpropagation for Sensitivity Analysis, Optimization, and Neural Networks.
Backpropagation Through Time: What It Does and How to Do It.
Neurocontrol: Where It Is Going and Why It Is Crucial.
Neural Networks and the Human Mind: New Mathematics Fits Humanistic Insight.
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