[PD] Re: neural networks and pd

Alex alex at idoia.com
Wed Jun 18 15:48:27 CEST 2003

Hi Gerard,

> I like those because you can get output while training.
is it not the only way to train it in a neural network process ?

Any info about it is very useful to me, you could forward us the link 
on the internet.
I personally don' t know the ANN external so if you could give me the 
link as well...
On Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at 03:47  pm, vanDongen-Gilcher wrote:

> I am using the ANN external. It works pretty well, but it only 
> implements
> Kohonen Feature Map type ann's.
> I like those because you can get output while training. So you can 
> start
> from scratch and let the performance untill time T be the learning set 
> for
> the decision at time T.
> What I am looking for is a way to use variable dimension feature 
> vectors. I
> would like to run different lengths of rhytmic patterns into a single
> neural net. hmm, now that I am thinking about it, I could use some 
> kind of
> Goedel numbering scheme to map multidimensonal data to 1 dimension. Or 
> I
> could use different projections on hyperplanes. Back to the computer 
> to try
> this out, thanks for the question :)
> BTW if the above makes no sense, please ask, there are some resources 
> on
> the net for neural nets, but I found it confusing when I first started
> looking into this.
> Gerard
> From: "matthew s shanley" <arkadyan at lycos.com>
>> Does anyone have any experience using neural network computing with 
>> PD or
>> anything similar? I want to experiment with an external or something
>> using neural networks for decision making in response to incoming 
>> sounds
>> played by me. I'm willing to explore, but since I have no experience 
>> with
>> writing externals, nor with neural networks, any help or starting 
>> points
>> would be appreciated.
>> matt
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