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Hardcover | Out of Print | 314 pp. | 5.9 x 8.9 in | December 1989 | ISBN: 9780262031561
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Naturally Intelligent Systems


For centuries, people have been fascinated by the possibility of building an artificial system that behaves intelligently. Now there is a new entry in this arena - neural networks. Naturally Intelligent Systems offers a comprehensive introduction to these exciting systems. It provides a technically accurate, yet down-to-earth discussion of neural networks, clearly explaining the underlying concepts of key neural network designs, how they are trained, and why they work. Throughout, the authors present actual applications that illustrate neural networks' utility in the new world.

About the Author

Charles Butler is a Senior Principal Scientist at Physical Sciences in Alexandria, Virginia. He is a specialist in neural network application development.


“This lighthearted book, which offers plenty of mathematical reasoning but not one equation, is a timely witness to the rise of a new and already flourishing discipline.... A superb nontechnical introduction to the tantalizing prospect of machine-based intelligence.”
Philip Morrison, Scientific American
Naturally Intelligent Systems fulfills a pressing need for an easy-to-read, comprehensive introduction to the field of neural networks. Caudill and Butler are particularly adept at using analogies and examples to clarify concepts and techniques.”
Tariq Samad, Honeywell
“An impressive range of subject matter is treated with simplicity and elegance. Just what you need to know about neural networks.”
Bernard Widrow, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University President, International Neural Network Society