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1.3 Road Map

This thesis is organized in five chapters. Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 will discuss the theoretical background. More specifically, Chapter 2 will deal with concepts of Artificial Neural Networks. We will begin with basic background concepts of Neural Networks, then approach more specific architecture called Backpropagation Neural Networks. In Chapter 3, the concepts of concurrent processing are discussed. We attempt to move from traditional multiprogramming / timesharing systems into more modern concurrent processing with threads. In Chapter 4, the actual software modeling, testing, and verification will be presented. Finally, Chapter 5 will summarize the outcome of testing results and suggested future works. Additionally, Appendix A will provide the source code of the core routines of the software, and the reader is strongly encouraged to refer to this as the discussion of software modeling progresses.



Kiyoshi Kawaguchi
2000-06-17