authors: Kurt Hornik, Maxwell Stinchcombe, Halbert White
journal: Neural Networks
publication year: 1989
links: Semantic Scholar, ScienceDirect

abstract: This paper rigorously establishes that standard multilayer feedforward networks with as few as one hidden layer using arbitrary squashing functions are capable of approximating any Borel measurable function from one finite dimensional space to another to any desired degree of accuracy, provided sufficiently many hidden units are available. In this sense, multilayer feedforward networks are a class of universal approximators.

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