Title: An integrated harmony search algorithm-based multi-objective differential evolution of evolving spiking neural network

Authors: Abdulrazak Yahya Saleh; Siti Mariyam Shamsuddin; Haza Nuzly Abdull Hamed

Addresses: UTM Big Data Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, 81310 Johor, Malaysia ' UTM Big Data Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, 81310 Johor, Malaysia ' Faculty of Computing, Soft Computing Research Group, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, 81310 Johor, Malaysia

Abstract: In this paper, an integrated harmony search algorithm based on multi-objective differential evolution of evolving spiking neural network (HSMODE-ESNN) is presented to determine the optimal pre-synaptic neurons (network structure) and accuracy performance for classification problems simultaneously. This proposed method uses the harmony search (HS) algorithm in selecting the offspring by using all individuals rather than two in differential evolution (DE). This feature enhances the flexibility of the HS algorithm in producing better solutions which is utilised to overcome the disadvantage of DE. Several standard datasets from UCI machine learning are used for evaluating the performance of this hybrid model. The experimental results have proven that the hybrid (HSMODE-ESNN) gives better results in terms of accuracy and complexity.

Keywords: differential evolution; ESNNs; evolving spiking neural networks; harmony search; multi-objective DE; optimal pre-synaptic neurons; network structure; classification accuracy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISTA.2016.078333

International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 2016 Vol.15 No.3, pp.192 - 202

Received: 25 Jun 2015
Accepted: 26 Nov 2015

Published online: 02 Aug 2016 *

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