Multilayer Perceptron

Multilayer Perceptrons – MLPs – are a class of feedforward artificial neural network with at least three layers of nodes.

Diagram of a Multilayer Perceptron
Diagram of a Multilayer Perceptron or Basic Neural Network

Often referred to as “vanilla” neural networks, MLPs use a nonlinear activation function to recognize patters. MLPs need to be trained on sample data in order to discern patterns to be recognized in test data. They rely upon a supervised learning technique called backpropagation.

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