Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 5 (NIPS 1992)
Volker Tresp, Jürgen Hollatz, Subutai Ahmad
We demonstrate in this paper how certain forms of rule-based knowledge can be used to prestructure a neural network of nor(cid:173) malized basis functions and give a probabilistic interpretation of the network architecture. We describe several ways to assure that rule-based knowledge is preserved during training and present a method for complexity reduction that tries to minimize the num(cid:173) ber of rules and the number of conjuncts. After training the refined rules are extracted and analyzed.