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Determining hearing threshold from brain stem evoked potentials. Optimizing a neural network to improve classification performance

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5 Author(s)
D. Alpsan ; Dept. of Biophys., United Arab Emirates Univ., Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates ; M. Towsey ; O. Ozdamar ; A. Tsoi
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Feed-forward neural networks in conjunction with back-propagation are an effective tool to automate the classification of biomedical signals. Most of the neural network research to date has been done with a view to accelerate learning speed. In the medical context, however, generalisation may be more important than learning speed. With the brain stem auditory evoked potential classification task described in this study, the authors found that parameter values that gave fastest learning could result in poor generalisation. In order to achieve maximum generalisation, it was necessary to fine tune the neural net for gain, momentum, batch size, and hidden layer size. Although this maximization could be time consuming, especially with larger training sets, the authors' results suggest that fine tuning parameters can have important clinical consequences, which justifies the time involved. In the authors' case, fine tuning parameters for high generalisation had the additional effect of reducing false negative classifications, with only a small sacrifice in learning speed.<>

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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 4 )