Questions tagged [numerical-algorithms]

For questions about numerical algorithms used in artificial intelligence. Examples of those algorithms are Q-learning, simulated annealing, or any of the genetic algorithms. You should use this tag if you want to ask something about the numerical nature or analysis of those algorithms and you don't have more specific tags.

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Why is second-order backpropagation useful?

Raul Rojas's book on Neural Networks dedicates section 8.4.3 to explaining how to do second-order backpropagation, that is, computing the Hessian of the error function with respect to two weights at a ...
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What are most commons methods to measure improvement rate in a meta-heuristic?

When I run a meta-heuristics, like a Genetic Algorithm or a Simulated Annealing, I want to have a termination criterion that stops the algorithms when there is not any significant fitness improvement. ...