Java News from Monday, September 22, 2008

Jeff Heaton has released Encog for Java 1.0, "an advanced neural network and bot programming library. Encog can be used independently either to create neural networks or HTTP bot programs. Encog also includes classes that combine these two advanced features. Encog contains classes for Feedforward Neural Networks, Hopfield Neural Networks, and self organizing maps. Training can be accomplished using backpropagation, simulated annealing, and genetic optimization. Additional classes are provided for pruning neural networks. Encog also includes advanced HTTP bot programming features. A multithreaded spider that can store its workload either in memory on a database is provided. HTML parsing is provided, as well as advanced form and cookie handling." Encog is published under the LGPL.