Gainesville, FL Ð NeuroSolutions, a neural-network application environment for NEXTSTEP, began shipping in December from NeuroDimension. The product differs from neural-network programs on other platforms by adding drag-and-drop capabilities and dynamic simulations of problems.
"Their NEXTSTEP environment made it possible for us to introduce a revolutionary product in terms of power and ease of use," said Dan Lawrence, marketing director for NeuroSolutions.
Neural networks attempt to mimic human brain processes to provide computer solutions to problems that normally require human insight. Users build a decision-making framework and feed in their data; the neural-network frameworks then change in response to the data, and in effect, learn, giving sophisticated feedback.
Besides ease of use, NeuroSolutions enhances the standard neural-network model by being among the first to support dynamic simulations in addition to traditional static simulations.
Through dynamic modeling, users can model more complex data sets, like voice patterns, that change over time.
There are a wide variety of applications for neural networks, many of them in NEXT's core markets like financial services and medicine. "One of our problems is that there are so many applications for the technology," said Lawrence.
The product costs $2495 for the user system and $6495 for the developer version. NeuroDimension: 904/377-5144.