Authors:David Orive Miguel, Gorka Sorrosal Yarritu, Cruz Enrique Borges Hernández, Cristina Martín Andonegui, Ainhoa Alonso Vicario
In this work we present a comparison of several Artificial Neural Networks weights initialization methods based on Evolutionary Algorithms. We have tested these methods on three datasets: KEEL regression problems, random synthetic dataset and a dataset of concentration of different chemical species from the Bioethanol To Olefins process. Results demonstrated that the tuning of neural networks initial weights improves significantly their performance compared to a random initialization. In addition, several crossover algorithms were tested to identify the best one for the present objective. In the post-hoc analysis there were found significant differences between the implemented crossover algorithms when the network has four or more inputs.