DE+RBFNs based classification: A special attention to removal of inconsistency and irrelevant features

Ch Sanjeev Kumar Dash, Aditya Prakash Dash, Satchidananda Dehuri, Sung Bae Cho, Gi Nam Wang

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A novel approach for the classification of both balanced and imbalanced dataset is developed in this paper by integrating the best attributes of radial basis function networks and differential evolution. In addition, a special attention is given to handle the problem of inconsistency and removal of irrelevant features. Removing data inconsistency and inputting optimal and relevant set of features to a radial basis function network may greatly enhance the network efficiency (in terms of accuracy), at the same time compact its size. We use Bayesian statistics for making the dataset consistent, information gain theory (a kind of filter approach) for reducing the features, and differential evolution for tuning center, spread and bias of radial basis function networks. The proposed approach is validated with a few benchmarked highly skewed and balanced dataset retrieved from University of California, Irvine (UCI) repository. Our experimental result demonstrates promising classification accuracy, when data inconsistency and feature selection are considered to design this classifier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2315-2326
Number of pages12
JournalEngineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
S.-B. Cho is gratefully acknowledge the support of the Original Technology Research Program for Brain Science through the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea (NRF: 2010-0018948) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology. G.-N. Wang acknowledges the support of Defense Acquisition Program Administration and Agency for Defense Development under the contract UD110006MD and the Industrial Strategic Technology Development Program, 10047046, funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (MSIP), Korea.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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