Application of neural networks for social capital analysis

Julia Siderska


The paper investigates the possibility of using soft computing for estimating the value of social capital. Our approach is applied to the case of Red Hat Inc. – the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. The objective of the research was to develop an artificial neural network for forecasting the value of social capital. These studies also allow us to identify variables significantly affecting the value of social capital. Computer simulations and assessments were done using software package STATISTICA Automated Neural Networks. The paper concludes with discussion and proposals for further research.

Słowa kluczowe: artificial neural network, soft computing, multilayer perceptron, social capital, independent variables, fundamental equation, global sensitivity analysis

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