Combining Back-Propagation and Genetic Algorithms to Train Neural Networks for Start-Up Time Modeling in Combined Cycle Power Plants

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This paper presents a hybrid approach based on soft computing techniques in order to estimate ambient temperature for those places where such datum is not available. Indeed, we combine the Back-Propagation (BP) algorithm and the Simple Genetic Algorithm (GA) in order to effectively train neural networks in such a way that the BP algorithm initialises a few individuals of the GA’s population. Experiments have been performed over all the available Italian places and results have shown a remarkable improvement in accuracy compared to the single and traditional methods.

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Applications of Evolutionary Computing, _pp 123-131__, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01129-0_16
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