An improved ANN-based sequential global-local approximation for small medical data analysis




small data approach, non-iterative training, global-local approximation, GRNN, machine learning, body fat prediction task


INTRODUCTION: The task of approximation of complex nonlinear dependencies, especially in the case of short datasets, is important in various applied fields of medicine. Global approximation methods describe the generalized behavior of the model, while local methods explain the behavior of the model at specific data points. Global-local approximation combines both approaches, which makes such methods a powerful tool for processing short sets of medical data that can have both broad trends and local variations.

OBJECTIVES: This paper aims to improve the method of sequential obtaining global and local components of the response surface to increase the accuracy of prediction in the case of short sets of medical data.

METHODS: In this paper, the authors developed a new method that combined two ANNs: a non-iterative SGTM neural-like structure for obtaining the global component and GRNN as a powerful tool of local approximation in the case of short datasets.

RESULTS: The authors have improved the method of global-local approximation due to the use of a General Regression Neural Network instead of RBF ANN for obtaining the local component, which ensured an increase in the accuracy of the body fat prediction task. The authors optimized the operation of the method and investigated the efficiency of the sequential obtaining global and local components of the response surface in comparison with the efficiency using a number of existing methods.

CONCLUSION: The conducted experimental studies for solving the body fat prediction task showed the high efficiency of using the improved method in comparison with a number of existing methods, including ensemble methods.


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Author Biographies

Dr Ivan Izonin, Lviv Polytechnic National University

Associated Professor at the Department of Artificial Intelligence, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine 

Prof. Roman Tkachenko, Lviv Polytechnic National University

Professor at the Department of Publishing Information Technologies, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine 

Roman Bliakhar, Lviv Polytechnic National University

PhD student the the Department of Artificial Intelligence, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine 

Prof. Michal Kovac, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Professor at the Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Prof. Yevgeniy Bodyanskiy, Institute of Theological Studies of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception

Scientific Head, Dr. Sci., Prof.; Professor at the Deapartment, Dr. Sci., Prof. (Control Systems Research Laboratory; Department of Artificial Intelligence )

Olha Chala , Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics

Researcher at the Control Systems Research Laboratory, Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, Kharkiv, Ukraine


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Izonin I, Tkachenko R, Bliakhar R, Kovac M, Bodyanskiy Y, Chala O. An improved ANN-based sequential global-local approximation for small medical data analysis. EAI Endorsed Trans Perv Health Tech [Internet]. 2023 Sep. 26 [cited 2024 May 25];9. Available from: