Amparo Alonso-Betanzos

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This paper offers a comprehensive approach to feature selection in the scope of classification problems, explaining the foundations, real application problems and the challenges of feature selection in the context of high-dimensional data. First, we focus on the basis of feature selection, providing a review of its history and basic concepts. Then, we(More)
With the advent of high dimensionality, adequate identification of relevant features of the data has become indispensable in real-world scenarios. In this context, the importance of feature selection is beyond doubt and different methods have been developed. However, with such a vast body of algorithms available, choosing the adequate feature selection(More)
This paper introduces a learning method for two-layer feedforward neural networks based on sensitivity analysis, which uses a linear training algorithm for each of the two layers. First, random values are assigned to the outputs of the first layer; later, these initial values are updated based on sensitivity formulas, which use the weights in each of the(More)
In obstetrics, cardiotocograph (CTG) and non-stress test readings are indispensable to antenatal monitoring and assessment. Difficulties in the interpretation of CTG records require methods for computer-assisted analysis. This article describes CAFE (Computer Aided Foetal Evaluator), an intelligent tightly coupled hybrid system developed to overcome the(More)
Adequate selection of features may improve accuracy and efficiency of classifier methods. There are two main approaches for feature selection: wrapper methods, in which the features are selected using the classifier, and filter methods, in which the selection of features is independent of the classifier used. Although the wrapper approach may obtain better(More) 0020-0255/ 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. ⇑ Corresponding author. Tel.: +34 981 167000. E-mail addresses: (V. Bolón-Canedo), (N. Sánchez-Maroño), (A. Alonso-Betanzos), j.m. (J.M. Benítez), (F. Herrera). V. Bolón-Canedo a,⇑,(More)
Training multilayer neural networks is typically carried out using descent techniques such as the gradient-based backpropagation (BP) of error or the quasi-Newton approaches including the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm. This is basically due to the fact that there are no analytical methods to find the optimal weights, so iterative local or global(More)