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  1. Machine Learning Library
  2. ML-391

NeuralNetworks.ecl can't learn the xor problem. Something is wrong.

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      The XOR problem is a simple but very good test of an implementation of a multi-layered feed forward neural network that learns using back-propagration. Why? Because 1) it is a very simple problem and 2) it can't be learned unless you have at least one hidden layer in your neural network. NeuralNetworks.ecl COULD NOT LEARN IT which means there is something wrong with the implementation.

      I have attached 2 test versions of the xor problem. NeuralNetworks.ecl cannot learn either version (These tests were created by modifying the following test in the ecl-ml github repository: NeuralNetworks_test.ecl). For the version that has 1 dependent variable (output), we want the output to be 1.0 ONLY IF the independent variables (inputs) are 0.0, 1.0 OR 1.0, 0.0.

      For the version that has 2 outputs, we want the output to be 0.0, 1.0 IF the inputs are 0.0, 1.0 OR 1.0, 0.0 otherwise we want the output to be 1.0, 0.0 IF the input is either 0.0, 0.0 OR 1.0, 1.0.

      For both versions I tried different values for ALPHA, LAMBDA, and MaxIter. None of the values I tried worked.

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            • Assignee:
              rdev Roger Dev
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              tlhumphrey2 Timothy Humphrey
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