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An application of artificial neural networks in ovarian cancer early detection

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3 Author(s)
Zhen Zhang ; Dept. of Biometry & Epidemiology, Med. Univ. of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA ; Hong Zhang ; Bast, R.C., Jr.

The ANN classifier reported in the paper for discriminating malignant from benign pelvic masses was constructed based on the multilayer perceptron structure, the most commonly used ANN in medicine. To compensate for the small training sample size and noisy data as often occurrs in medical applications, special sample selection criteria are applied to improve data quality. Preprocessing steps based on biological knowledge and data mining techniques are also taken to reduce the complexity of ANN training. The original data set was divided into two sets, one for ANN training set and the other for independent validation. Two additional independent data sets were also used for the evaluation of the system

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Neural Networks, 2000. IJCNN 2000, Proceedings of the IEEE-INNS-ENNS International Joint Conference on  (Volume:4 )

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2000