Enhancing Ensemble Prediction Accuracy of Breast Cancer Survivability and Diabetes Diagnostic Using Optimized EKF-RBFN Trained Prototypes

  • Vincent AdegokeEmail author
  • Daqing Chen
  • Ebad Banissi
  • Safia Barsikzai
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 942)


We are in a machine learning age where several predictive applications that are life dependent are made by machines and robotic devices that relies on ensemble decision making algorithms. These have attracted many researchers and led to the development of an algorithm that is based on the integration of EKF, RBF networks and AdaBoost as an ensemble model to improve prediction accuracy. Firstly, EKF is used to optimize the slow training speed and improve the efficiency of the RBF network training parameters. Secondly, AdaBoost is applied to generate and combine RBFN-EKF weak predictors to form a strong predictor. Breast cancer survivability and diabetes diagnostic datasets used were obtained from the UCI repository. Results are presented on the proposed model as applied to Breast cancer survivability and Diabetes diagnostic predictive problems. The model outputs an accuracy of 96% when EKF-RBFN is applied as a base classifier compare to 94% when Decision Stump is applied and AdaBoost as an ensemble technique in both examples. The output accuracy of ensemble AdaBoostM1-Random Forest and standalone Random Forest models is 97% in both cases. The study has gone some way towards enhancing our knowledge and improving the prediction accuracy through the amalgamation of EKF, RBFN and AdaBoost algorithms as an ensemble model.


AdaBoost Breast cancer Diabetes diagnosis EKF Ensemble RBFN Optimization RMSE 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent Adegoke
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daqing Chen
    • 1
  • Ebad Banissi
    • 1
  • Safia Barsikzai
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science and Informatics, School of EngineeringLondon South Bank UniversityLondonUK

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