Forecasting Weather Signals Using a Polychronous Spiking Neural Network

Reid, David and Tawfik, Hissam and Hussain, Abir Jaafar and Al-Askar, Haya (2015) Forecasting Weather Signals Using a Polychronous Spiking Neural Network. 11th International Conference, ICIC 2015, Proceedings, 9225. pp. 116-123. ISSN 0302-9743

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Due to its inherently complex and chaotic nature predicting various weather phenomena over non trivial periods of time is extremely difficult. In this paper, we consider the ability of an emerging class of temporally encoded neural network to address the challenge of weather forecasting. The Polychronous Spiking Neural Network (PSNN) uses axonal delay to encode temporal information into the network in order to make predictions about weather signals. The performance of this network is benchmarked against the Multi-Layer Perceptron network as well as Linear Predictor. The results indicate that the inherent characteristics of the Polychronous Spiking Network make it well suited to the processing and prediction of complex weather signals.

Item Type: Article
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Computer Science
Depositing User: David REID
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2016 10:25
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 15:54

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