NeuroDimension Neural Network Applications

A neural network is a powerful data modeling tool that is able to capture and represent complex input/output relationships. Neural network technology performs "intelligent" tasks similar to those performed by the human brain. It acquires knowledge through learning and then stores that knowledge within inter-neuron connection strengths known as synaptic weights.

Neural Networks can be applied to a wide variety of problems, from breast cancer detection to classification of satellite imagery. Below, we've included numerous examples of how NeuroSolutions and other NeuroDimension products can be used to apply neural network technology to real-world applications.

Authorizing Radiology Services for Insurance Companies Using Neural Networks

Scott Perry is the Director of Medical Informatics at MedSolutions, a National Radiology Benefits Management (RBM) company. MedSolutions provides authorization for radiology services (e.g. MRI, CT, etc.) for insurance companies serving over 25 million client members across the United States. Mr. Perry has been using NeuroSolutions (Developers) along with the Custom Solution Wizard (Developers) for nearly 4-years. In using these products, Mr. Perry has integrated NeuroSolutions neural networks using the Custom Solution Wizard DLL's into MedSolutions proprietary software in helping to determine whether to approve or further review authorization for radiological services.

Neural Networks in Mobile Robot Motion

This paper deals with a path planning and intelligent control of an autonomous robot which should move safely in partially structured environment. This environment may involve any number of obstacles of arbitrary shape and size; some of them are allowed to move. We describe our approach to solving the motion-planning problem in mobile robot control using neural networks-based technique. Our method of the construction of a collision-free path for moving robot among obstacles is based on two neural networks. The first neural network is used to determine the “free” space using ultrasound range finder data. The second neural network “finds” a safe direction for the next robot section of the path in the workspace while avoiding the nearest obstacles. Simulation examples of generated path with proposed techniques will be presented

Using Satellite Imagery for Mapping Forest Types or Changes

Using remote sensing satellite imagery, multi-spectral sensor data is used for applications to map forest types or changes in a forest or to extract statistical information from the images together with available maps. In the case of mapping of forest types and changes, the information is essential for forestry companies in order to keep their databases up-to-date for planning and forest management. In addition, the imagery has been used to do wall-to-wall mapping of land use and vegetation from space as well as measuring the depth in the sea water, mapping along the coastlines and measuring the vegetation at the bottom of the sea. The primary benefit of using NeuroSolutions over other methods is not having to set up a mathematical model for the classification and regression applications. Common classification methods used in remote sensing is based on the assumption of normal distributed classes. However, in Mr. Rosengren's applications, the classes often have multimodal distributions. Using NeuroSolutions rather than other classification and regression methods, often save as much as 25% of the time and cost of the project!

Corporate Financial Evaluation and Bankruptcy Prediction Implementing Artificial Intelligence Methods

Corporate accounting statements provide financial markets, and tax services with valuable data on the economic health of companies, although financial indices are only focused on a very limited part of the activity within the company. Useful tools in the field of processing extended financial and accounting data are the methods of Artificial Intelligence, aiming the efficient delivery of financial information to tax services, investors, and financial markets where lucrative portfolios can be created.

Predicting Sport Injuries and Player Performance Using Neural Networks

Mr. Murphy has integrated NeuroSolutions neural networks into several areas of professional sports including forecasting risk of injury, player performance and classifying match strategies. He uses approximately 20 to 30 different breadboards (including a mixture of classification and function approximation networks) such as: Multilayer Perceptron (MLP), Radial Basis Function (RBF), Modular Networks and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) networks for pre-processing. For predicting risk of injury the network occupies approximately 25 inputs including training loads over a 3-week period, wellness (i.e. fatigue, sleep quality & stress), pain & comfort ratings (i.e. foot, ankle, calf, groin, etc.) and player conditioning.

Classification With Artificial Neural Networks and Supprt Vector Machines: Application to Oil Fluorescence Spectra

This paper reports on oil classification with fluorescence spectroscopy. Using NeuroSolutions, the objective is to classify the oil fluorescence spectra based on a laboratory dataset of fluorescence spectra of several oil classes (sludge, crude and heavy oil). The classification was carried out using the following three methods: channel relationship method (CRM), artificial neural networks (ANNs), and support vector machines (SVMs).

Seabed Recognition Using Neural Networks

Side Scan Sonar (SSS) imaging is one of the advanced methods for data acquisition about the sea floor. The possibilities of intelligence-based approaches in the analysis of sonar images and classification of seabed material have been explored in this study. The only available type of measurement for classification SSS images is the grey level of the pixels corresponding to the acoustic reflectance. It is difficult to recognize and classify objects based on a single feature. However, the spatial order of the grey level transitions gives ‘texture’ characteristics to the image and it is these that act as an important aid in human interpretation. Image texture can be characterized by the Spatial Grey Level Dependence Method (SGLDM) based on the cooccurrence matrix of pairs of grey levels.

Search and Classification of "Interesting" Business Applications in the World Wide Web using a Neural Network Approach

Using NeuroSolutions, this study searched through a database of WWW businesses and classified them as “interesting” and “not interesting” for determining future business ventures. With generalized models, the new data sets were classified at 84.75% on average correctly.

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