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Knowledge extraction from neural networks

Browne, Antony, Hudson, Brian, Whitley, David, Ford, Martyn, Picton, Phil and Kazemian, Hassan (2003) Knowledge extraction from neural networks Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. pp. 1909-1913.


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In the past, neural networks have been viewed as classification and regression systems whose internal representations were incomprehensible. It is now becoming apparent that algorithms can be designed which extract comprehensible representations from trained neural networks, enabling them to be used for data mining, i.e. the discovery and explanation of previously unknown relationships present in data. This paper reviews existing algorithms for extracting comprehensible representations from neural networks and describes research to generalize and extend the capabilities of one of these algorithms. The algorithm has been generalized for application to bioinformatics datasets, including the prediction of splice site junctions in human DNA sequences. Results generated on this dataset are compared with those generated by a conventional data mining technique (C5), and conclusions are drawn regarding the application of the neural network based technique to other fields of interest.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Authors :
Hudson, Brian
Whitley, David
Ford, Martyn
Picton, Phil
Kazemian, Hassan
Date : 2 November 2003
Uncontrolled Keywords : Neural networks, knowledge extraction, data mining, bioinformatics.
Additional Information : Browne, A., Hudson, B., Whitley, D., Ford, M., Picton, P., & Kazemian, H. (2003). Knowledge extraction from neural networks. Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, 1909-1913. © 2003 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:09
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 13:58

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