Fourier neural networks: A comparative study

Malika Uteuliyeva, Abylay Zhumekenov, Rustem Takhanov, Zhenisbek Assylbekov*, Alejandro J. Castro, Olzhas Kabdolov

*Corresponding author for this work

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We review neural network architectures which were motivated by Fourier series and integrals and which are referred to as Fourier neural networks. These networks are empirically evaluated in synthetic and real-world tasks. Neither of them outperforms the standard neural network with sigmoid activation function in the real-world tasks. All neural networks, both Fourier and the standard one, empirically demonstrate lower approximation error than the truncated Fourier series when it comes to approximation of a known function of multiple variables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1107-1120
Number of pages14
JournalIntelligent Data Analysis
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2020


  • convergence
  • Fourier series
  • function approximation
  • Neural networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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