|Title||COMPARISON OF ACTIVATION FUNCTIONS IN MULTILAYER NEURAL NETWORKS FOR STAGE CLASSIFICATION IN BREAST CANCER|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Journal||Neural, Parallel, and Scientific Computations|
Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs), recently applied to a number of clinical, business, forecasting, time series prediction, and other applications, are computational systems consisting of artificial neurons called nodes arranged in different layers with interconnecting links. Among the available wide range of neural networks, most research is concentrated around feed forward neural networks called Multi-layer perceptrons (MLPs). One of the important components of an artificial neural network (ANN) is the activation function. This paper discusses properties of activation functions in multilayer neural network applied to breast cancer stage classification. There are a number of common activation functions in use with ANNs. The main objective in this work is to compare and analyze the performance of MLPs which has back-propagation algorithm using various activation functions for the neurons of hidden and output layers to evaluate their performance on the stage classification of breast cancer data.