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Neural Network Programming with Java by Fábio M. Soares, Alan M.F. Souza

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Disease diagnosis with neural networks

For disease diagnosis, we are going to use the free dataset proben1, which is available on the web (http://www.filewatcher.com/m/proben1.tar.gz.1782734-0.html). Proben1 is a benchmark set of several datasets from different domains. We are going to use the cancer and the diabetes dataset. We added two new classes to run the experiments of each case: CancerDisease and DiabetesDisease.

Using ANN to diagnose breast cancer

Ten variables compose the breast cancer dataset, where nine are inputs and one is a binary output. The dataset has 699 records, but we excluded 16 from them, which were found to be incomplete; thus, we used 683 records to train and test a neural network.

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