Radial basis function networks (RBFNs) have gained widespread appeal amongst researchers and have shown good performance in a variety of application domains. They have potential for hybridization and demonstrate some interesting emergent behaviors. This paper aims to offer a compendious and sensible survey on RBF networks. The advantages they offer, such as fast training and global approximation capability with local responses, are attracting many researchers to use them in diversified fields. The overall algorithmic development of RBF networks by giving special focus on their learning methods, novel kernels, and fine tuning of kernel parameters have been discussed. In addition, we have considered the recent research work on optimization of multi-criterions in RBF networks and a range of indicative application areas along with some open source RBFN tools.
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- Computer Science(all)