This is a great book for Researchers, Students, and anyone interested in the *business* use and applications of Artificial Neural Networks.
As a graduate student, I was required to read Trippi and Turban's book - a simple compilation of research papers with no explanation as to what we were supposed to be getting out of each article.
Smith's book far exceedes Trippi and Turban's. Smith is easier to read and comprehend because she begins each section with an introductory chapter. Then follows with several well-written research examples that illustrate her intorduction and support her guidelines and procedures.
A must-read for anybody who intendes to use Artificial Neural Networks for research, school, or personal interest.