In the last few years, there have been many works in the area of hybrid neural learning algorithms combining a global and local based method for training artificial neural networks. In this paper, we discuss various connection strategies that can be applied to a special kind of a hybrid neural learning algorithm group, one that combines a genetic algorithm-based method with various least square-based methods like QR factorization. The relative advantages and disadvantages of the different connection types are studied to find a suitable connection topology for combining the two different learning methods. The methodology also finds the optimum number of hidden neurons using a hierarchical combination methodology structure for weights and architecture. We have tested our proposed approach on XOR, 10 bit odd parity, and some other real-world benchmark data sets, such as the hand-writing character dataset from CEDAR, Breast cancer, and Heart Disease from the UCI machine learning repository.
Many works in the area of hybrid neural learning algorithms combine global and local based method for artificial neural network. In this paper, we discuss some special properties of a hybrid neural learning algorithm that combines the GA based method with least square based methods such as QR factorization. We look at different types of learning properties of this new hybrid algorithm, such as time complexity, convergence property, and the stability of the algorithm.