Hybrid Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm for Neural Network Training


IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), Louisiana, United States Of America, 5 - 08 June 2011, pp.84-88 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/cec.2011.5949602
  • City: Louisiana
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-88
  • Keywords: Neural network training, Levenberq-Marquardt algorithm, Artificial bee colony algorithm, Hybrid algorithms, OPTIMIZATION


A hybrid algorithm combining Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) algorithm with Levenberq-Marquardt (LM) algorithm is introduced to train artificial neural networks (ANN). Training an ANN is an optimization task where the goal is to find optimal weight set of the network in training process. Traditional training algorithms might get stuck in local minima and the global search techniques might catch global minima very slow. Therefore, hybrid models combining global search algorithms and conventional techniques are employed to train neural networks. In this work, ABC algorithm is hybridized with the LM algorithm to apply training neural networks.