Bayesian MLP neural networks for image analysis

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Bayesian MLP neural networks for image analysis
We demonstrate the advantages of using Bayesian multi layer perceptron (MLP) neural networks for image analysis. The Bayesian approach provides consistent way to do inference by combining the evidence from the data to prior knowledge from the problem. A practical problem with MLPs is to select the correct complexity for the model, i.e., the right number of hidden units or correct regularization parameters. The Bayesian approach offers efficient tools for avoiding overfitting even with very complex models, and facilitates estimation of the confidence intervals of the results. In this contribution we review the Bayesian methods for MLPs and present comparison results from two case studies. In the first case, MLPs were used to solve the inverse problem in electrical impedance tomography. The Bayesian MLP provided consistently better results than other methods. In the second case, the goal was to locate trunks of trees in forest scenes. With Bayesian MLP it was possible to use large numbe...
Aki Vehtari, Jouko Lampinen
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Type Journal
Year 2000
Where PRL
Authors Aki Vehtari, Jouko Lampinen
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