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Design of an artificial neural network pattern recognition scheme using full factorial experiment

Masood, Ibrahim and Zainal Abidin, Nadia Zulikha and Roshidi, Nur Rashida and Rejab, Noor Azlina and Johari, Mohd Faizal (2014) Design of an artificial neural network pattern recognition scheme using full factorial experiment. Applied Mechanics and Materials , 465. pp. 1149-1154. ISSN 1660-9336


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Automated recognition of process variation patterns using an artificial neural network (ANN) model classifier is a useful technique for multivariate quality control. Proper design of the classifier is critical for achieving effective recognition performance (RP). The existing classifiers were mainly designed empirically. In this research, full factorial design of experiment was utilized for investigating the effect of four design parameters, i.e., recognition window size, training data amount, training data quality and hidden neuron amount. The pattern recognition study focuses on bivariate correlated process mean shifts for cross correlation function, ρ = 0.1 ~ 0.9 and mean shifts, μ = ± 0.75 ~ 3.00 standard deviations. Raw data was used as input representation for a generalized model ANN classifier. The findings suggested that: (i) the best performance for each pattern could be achieved by setting different design parameters through specific classifiers, which (ii) gave superior result (average RP = 98.85%) compared to an empirical design (average RP = 96.5%). This research has provided a new perspective in designing ANN pattern recognition scheme in the field of statistical process control.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: artificial neural network (ANN); full factorial design of experiment; multi-model classifier; multivariate quality control; pattern recognition
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-5865 Telecommunication. Telegraph.
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 03:45
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 03:45
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5393
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