Review on RBFNN Design Approaches: A Case Study on Diabetes Data

  • Ramalingaswamy Cheruku
  • Diwakar Tripathi
  • Y. Narasimha Reddy
  • Sathya Prakash Racharla
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 705)


Radial Basis Function Neural Networks (RBFNNs) are more powerful machine learning technique as it requires non-iterative training. However, the hidden layer of RBFNN grows on par with the growing dataset size. This results in increase in network complexity, training time, and testing times. It is desirable to design appropriate RBFNN which balance between simplicity and accuracy. In the literature, many approaches are proposed for reducing the neurons in the RBFNN hidden layer. In this paper, a comprehensive survey is performed on hidden layer reduction techniques with respect to Pima Indians Diabetes (PID) dataset.


Diabetes mellitus RBFNN Hidden layer size RBFNN Design Hidden layer reduction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramalingaswamy Cheruku
    • 1
  • Diwakar Tripathi
    • 1
  • Y. Narasimha Reddy
    • 2
  • Sathya Prakash Racharla
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringNational Institute of Technology GoaPondaIndia
  2. 2.Department of CSEBrindavan Institute of Technology and ScienceKurnoolIndia
  3. 3.Department of CSECVR College of EngineeringHyderabadIndia

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