Free-lunch learning and directional distributions in artificial neural networks

  • Peter E. Jupp University of St Andrews
  • James V. Stone University of Sheffield
Keywords: Grassmann manifold, isotropy, sphere, uniform distribution

Abstract

Free-lunch learning (FLL) is a phenomenon in which relearning partially-forgotten mental associations induces recovery of other
associations. FLL occurs also in artificial neural networks (ANN’s). Two models for forgetting in ANN’s are presented which involve uniform distributions on spheres and Grassmann manifolds. It is shown that these models differ markedly in their amounts of FLL.

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Published
2008-12-31
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