A Nonextensive Method for Spectroscopic Data Analysis With Artificial Neural Networks
Source: National University Of Ireland
This paper applies an evolving stochastic method to construct simple and effective Artificial Neural Networks, based on the theory of Tsallis statistical mechanics. The aim is to establish an automatic process for building a smaller network with high classification performance. The paper aims to assess the utility of the method based on statistical mechanics for the estimation of transparent coating material on security papers and cholesterol levels in blood samples. The experimental study verifies that there are indeed improvements in the overall performance in terms of classification success and at the size of network compared to other efficient back-propagation learning methods.