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Minimum-risk decisions in the management of suspected heart attack: an application of the Boltzmann perceptron network
Author(s): Robert F. Harrison; R. Lee Kennedy; Stephen J. Marshall
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Paper Abstract

The use of artificial neural networks and Bayesian decision theory is proposed to provide a diagnostic tool which is capable not simply of making a correct decision but of allowing expert knowledge to be incorporated leading to the least risky decision. A neural network is used to estimate a posteriori (class) probabilities conditioned on the input data and the expert knowledge is introduced in the form of subjectively assigned weightings on erroneous decisions. An example of a decision aid for the early diagnosis of heart attacks is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1709, Applications of Artificial Neural Networks III, (16 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.139985
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Robert F. Harrison, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
R. Lee Kennedy, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Stephen J. Marshall, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1709:
Applications of Artificial Neural Networks III
Steven K. Rogers, Editor(s)

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