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In this brief, the optimally pruned extreme learning machine (OP-ELM) methodology is presented. It is based on the original extreme learning machine (ELM) algorithm with additional steps to make it more robust and generic. The whole methodology is presented in detail and then applied to several regression and classification problems. Results for both(More)
In this paper an improvement of the optimally pruned extreme learning machine (OP-ELM) in the form of a L 2 regularization penalty applied within the OP-ELM is proposed. The OP-ELM originally proposes a wrapper methodology around the extreme learning machine (ELM) meant to reduce the sensitivity of the ELM to irrelevant variables and obtain more(More)
This paper proposes a methodology named OP-ELM, based on a recent development –the Extreme Learning Machine– decreasing drastically the training speed of networks. Variable selection is beforehand performed on the original dataset for proper results by OP-ELM: the network is first created using Extreme Learning Process, selection of the most relevant nodes(More)
In the context of feature selection, there is a trade-off between the number of selected features and the generalisation error. Two plots may help to summarise feature selection: the feature selection path and the sparsity-error trade-off curve. The feature selection path shows the best feature subset for each subset size, whereas the sparsity-error(More)
This paper focuses on the problem of making decisions in the context of nominal data under specific constraints. The underlying goal driving the methodology proposed here is to build a decision-making model capable of classifying as many samples as possible while avoiding false positives at all costs, all within the smallest possible computational time.(More)
Aims to predict the Return on assets (ROA)of the company for the next year correctly and efficiently, this paper proposes a methodology called OP-KNN, which builds a one hidden-layer feedforward neural network, using nearest neighbors neurons with extremely small computational time. The main strategy is to select the most relevant variables beforehand, then(More)
The paper presents an approach for performing regression on large data sets in reasonable time, using an ensemble of extreme learning machines (ELMs). The main purpose and contribution of this paper are to explore how the evaluation of this ensemble of ELMs can be accelerated in three distinct ways: (1) training and model structure selection of the(More)
In time series prediction, one does often not know the properties of the underlying system generating the time series. For example, is it a closed system that is generating the time series or are there any external factors influencing the system? As a result of this, you often do not know beforehand whether a time series is stationary or nonstationary, and(More)