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Without doubt the best book available on Neural Computing.,
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This review is from: Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition (Advanced Texts in Econometrics) (Paperback)
Bishop's book is the current bible on Neural Computing. It is superbly written and presented, and the subject material carefully selected. The ideas of neural computing are motivated from a statistical pattern recognition point of view, though the reader is not expected to have a strong foundation in probability theory - just a basic appreciation is enough to begin with. The book has enormous (though not excessive) breadth, and covers practically every aspect of tradiational neural networks, from theoretical aspects motivated by probability theory, to practical concerns about optimisation and learning, and finally to a more advanced treatement on Bayesian methods. Above all, Bishop's writing is lucid and clear, and although some of the topics are conceptually intricate, they are always readable and accessible. Buy this book if you have anything to do with neural networks!
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