1. Introduction. 2. Neural Network Architectures and Learning Schemes. 3. ELEANNE: Efficient LEarning Algorithms for Neural NEtworks. 4. Fast Learning Algorithms for Neural Networks. 5. ALADIN: Algorithms for Learning and Architecture DetermINation. 6. Performance Evaluation of Single-Layered Neural Networks. 7. High-Order Neural Networks and Networks with Composite Key Patterns. 8. Applications of Neural Networks: A Case Study. 9. Applications of Neural Networks: A Review. 10. Future Trends and Directions. References. Subject Index. Author Index.