Handling limited datasets with neural networks in medical applications: A small-data approach

@article{Shaikhina2017HandlingLD,
  title={Handling limited datasets with neural networks in medical applications: A small-data approach},
  author={Torgyn Shaikhina and Natasha A. Khovanova},
  journal={Artificial intelligence in medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={75},
  pages={51-63}
}
MOTIVATION Single-centre studies in medical domain are often characterised by limited samples due to the complexity and high costs of patient data collection. Machine learning methods for regression modelling of small datasets (less than 10 observations per predictor variable) remain scarce. Our work bridges this gap by developing a novel framework for application of artificial neural networks (NNs) for regression tasks involving small medical datasets. METHODS In order to address the… CONTINUE READING
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