Using Monte Carlo method to estimate the behavior of neural training between balanced and unbalanced data in classification of patterns

Paulo Marcelo Tasinaffo, Gildárcio Sousa Gonçalves, Adilson Marques da Cunha, Luiz Alberto Vieira Dias


This paper proposes to develop a model-based Monte Carlo method for computationally determining the best mean squared error of training for an artificial neural network with feedforward architecture. It is applied for a particular non-linear classification problem of input/output patterns in a computational environment with abundant data. The Monte Carlo method allows computationally checking that balanced data are much better than non-balanced ones for an artificial neural network to learn by means of supervised learning. The major contribution of this investigation is that, the proposed model can be tested by analogy, considering also the fraud detection problem in credit cards, where the amount of training patterns used are high.

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Artificial Intelligence Research

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