Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day 2:

I am starting to gain a better understanding of the the project I am working on. The problem of detecting Coronal Mass Ejections earlier and with greater accuracy is being solved by developing an Artificial Neural Network. By training the network to recognize certain patterns in data (i.e. in images), it can then infer the outcomes of similar data. The "learning" process of the network is critical in order to ensure the correct results. Ultimately the Neural Network will be able to take in information on the status of the Sun from multiple sources and predict what will happen, even though that exact combination of data may never have been encountered before. It is pretty complicated and I am still trying to make sense of everything.

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