Feature Weighting for Parkinson's Identification using Single Hidden Layer Neural Network


  • Salwa Khalid Abdulateef
  • Ahmed Naser Ismael
  • Mohanad Dawood Salman




Parkinson, feature selection, fast learning machine, feature weighting, extreme learning machine, identification


The diagnosis of Parkinson has become easier with the existence of machine learning. It includes using existing features from the biometric dataset generated by the person to identify whether he has Parkinson or not. The features differ in their discrimination capability and they suffer from redundancy. Hence, researchers have recommended using feature selection for Parkinson's identification. The feature selection aims at finding the most important and relevant features to produce an efficient and effective model. In this article, we present entropy-based Parkinson classification. The goal is to select only 50% of the most relevant features for Parkinson prediction. Two variants of neural networks are used for evaluation, the first one is a feed-forward Extreme Learning Machine ELM and the second one is Fast Learning Machine FLN. Also, the K-Nearest Neighbor KNN algorithm is used for evaluation. The results show the superiority of ELM and FLN when the model of feature selection is used with an accuracy of 80% compared with only 78% when the model is not used.


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How to Cite

Abdulateef, S. K., Ismael, A. N., & Salman, M. D. (2023). Feature Weighting for Parkinson’s Identification using Single Hidden Layer Neural Network. International Journal of Computing, 22(2), 225-230. https://doi.org/10.47839/ijc.22.2.3092