Descriptor in English:  Neural Networks, Computer 
Descriptor in Spanish:  Redes Neurales de la Computación 
Descriptor in Portuguese:  Redes Neurais de Computação 
Descriptor in French:  Without translation 
Entry term(s): 
Computational Neural Network Computational Neural Networks Computer Neural Network Computer Neural Networks Connectionist Model Connectionist Models Model, Connectionist Model, Neural Network Models, Connectionist Models, Neural Network Network Model, Neural Network Models, Neural Network, Computational Neural Network, Computer Neural Network, Neural (Computer) Networks, Computational Neural Networks, Computer Neural Networks, Neural (Computer) Neural Network (Computer) Neural Network Model Neural Network Models Neural Network, Computational Neural Network, Computer Neural Networks (Computer) Neural Networks, Computational Perceptron Perceptrons 
Tree number(s): 
G17.485 L01.224.050.375.605 
Scope note:  A computer architecture, implementable in either hardware or software, modeled after biological neural networks. Like the biological system in which the processing capability is a result of the interconnection strengths between arrays of nonlinear processing nodes, computerized neural networks, often called perceptrons or multilayer connectionist models, consist of neuronlike units. A homogeneous group of units makes up a layer. These networks are good at pattern recognition. They are adaptive, performing tasks by example, and thus are better for decisionmaking than are linear learning machines or cluster analysis. They do not require explicit programming. 
Annotation:  do not confuse with NEURAL NETWORKS (ANATOMIC) see NERVE NET 
History Note:  2020 (1992); was NEURAL NETWORKS (COMPUTER) 19922019 
DeCS UI:  29935 
Descriptor UI:  D016571 
Date Established:  1992/01/01 
Date of Entry:  1991/01/25 
Revision Date:  2019/01/18 


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Neural Networks, Computer
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Concept UI 
M0025278 
Scope note  A computer architecture, implementable in either hardware or software, modeled after biological neural networks. Like the biological system in which the processing capability is a result of the interconnection strengths between arrays of nonlinear processing nodes, computerized neural networks, often called perceptrons or multilayer connectionist models, consist of neuronlike units. A homogeneous group of units makes up a layer. These networks are good at pattern recognition. They are adaptive, performing tasks by example, and thus are better for decisionmaking than are linear learning machines or cluster analysis. They do not require explicit programming. 
Preferred term  Neural Networks, Computer 
Entry term(s) 
Computational Neural Network Computational Neural Networks Computer Neural Network Computer Neural Networks Connectionist Model Connectionist Models Model, Connectionist Model, Neural Network Models, Connectionist Models, Neural Network Network Model, Neural Network Models, Neural Network, Computational Neural Network, Computer Neural Network, Neural (Computer) Networks, Computational Neural Networks, Computer Neural Networks, Neural (Computer) Neural Network (Computer) Neural Network Model Neural Network Models Neural Network, Computational Neural Network, Computer Neural Networks (Computer) Neural Networks, Computational Perceptron Perceptrons 