MIT Course Neural Networks

Medical Diagnosis With C4.5 Rule Preceded by Artificial Neural Network Ensemble

Abstract 

Comprehensibility is very important for any machine learning technique to be used in computer-aided medical diagnosis. Since an artificial neural network ensemble is composed of multiple artificial neural networks, its comprehensibility is worse than that of a single artificial neural network. In this paper, C4.5 Rule-PANE which combines artificial neural network ensemble with rule induction by regarding the former as a preprocess of the latter, is proposed. At first, an artificial neural network ensemble is trained. Then, a new training data set is generated by feeding the feature vectors of the original training instances to the trained ensemble and replacing the expected class labels of the original training instances with the class labels output from the ensemble. Additional training data may also be appended by randomly generating feature vectors and combining them with their corresponding class labels output from the ensemble. Finally, a specific rule induction approach, i.e., C4.5 Rule, is used to

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