The feedback artificial neural network model (FBANNM) was applied to the prediction of the water-stages in a tidal river. The difference between a feed forward artificial neural network model and a FBANNM was investigated. A simple genetic algorithm (SGA) was then incorporated into a FBANNM to help search for the optimal network structure, especially the unit numbers of an input layer and a hidden layer. It was concluded that the FBANNM was a useful tool in the short-term prediction of the water-stages that had a strong autocorrelation due to tidal motion. The optimal network structure of the FBANNM was effectively determined by the SGA incorporating the fitness defined by Akaike's Information Criterion.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agronomy and Crop Science