Journal of Computer Science

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK IN BIO MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

V. Saishanmuga Raja and S. P. Rajagopalan

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2014.106.114

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 10, Issue 1

Pages 106-114

Abstract

In this study we compare the performance of three evolutionary algorithms such as Genetic Algorithm (GA) Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and Ant-Colony Optimization (ACO) which are used to optimize the Artificial Neural Network (ANN). Optimization of Neural Networks improves speed of recall and may also improve the efficiency of training. Here we have used the Ant colony optimization, Particle Swarm Optimization and Genetic Algorithm to optimize the artificial neural networks for applications in medical image processing (extraction and compression). The aim of developing such algorithms is to arrive at near-optimum solutions to large-scale optimization problems, for which traditional mathematical techniques may fail. This study compares the efficiency and results of the three evolutionary algorithms. We have compared these algorithms based on processing time, accuracy and time taken to train Neural Networks. The results show that the Genetic Algorithm outperformed the other two algorithms. This study helps researchers to get an idea of selecting an optimization algorithm for configuring a neural network.

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© 2014 V. Saishanmuga Raja and S. P. Rajagopalan. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.