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#114883 - 10/31/03 11:19 AM Techeads
dodyskin Offline

Registered: 04/24/02
Posts: 475
Loc: manchester uk
This Christmas I want to buy a book for my partner who is doing an IT and computing degree. He will be specialising in AI. I would like to find a good book, in English that deals with neural networks. If possible, it should explain both the robotics and psychology concepts behind neural nets. It should be a recreational theory book (you know, like recreational linguistics books), with all the basics, but should not be dull, patronising, or oversimplified to the point of being misleading. Any suggestions?

#114884 - 10/31/03 01:28 PM Re: Techeads
TheFallibleFiend Offline

Registered: 01/23/02
Posts: 1523
Loc: Virginia, USA

It may be dated, but Judity Dayhoff has a pretty good book called "Neural Networks Architectures." It was one of several primary sources for my thesis work. The mathematical derivation is very lucid and I was able to go straight to code from her formulae. It may have been a bit weak on applications. In particular, I don't recall anything about robotics.

However, I note that nowadays there's a lot of good stuff on neural nets, genetic and evolutionary algorithms, and fuzzy theory archived at NRL.


#114885 - 11/06/03 10:06 AM Re: Techeads
Capfka Offline

Registered: 06/28/02
Posts: 1624
Loc: Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
I used to have a couple of good books on associative networks, but I've long since lost sight of them and (thankfully) can't even remember what they're called.

There are so many books on the subject now, I think that you really need to get him to identify the one he would like himself. I know it's not a surprise, but that's probably better than getting the lad one he really doesn't want, isn't it?

#114886 - 11/06/03 03:56 PM Re: Techeads
dodyskin Offline

Registered: 04/24/02
Posts: 475
Loc: manchester uk
I think that you really need to get him to identify the one he would like himself

Gah, this is the problem you see. He doesn't know owt about it yet, and he doesn't have access to the normal university secondary knowledge base (the canteen or halls or what-have-you). I'll look up the book you mentioned k. Thanks


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