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A Neuro-Classification Model for Socio-Technical Systems

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  • Nastac, Iulian

    () (Polytechnic University of Bucharest)

  • Bacivarov, Angelica

    (Polytechnic University of Bucharest)

  • Costea, Adrian

    (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies)

Abstract

This paper presents an original classifier model based on an artificial neural network (ANN) architecture that is able to learn a specific human behavior and can be used in different socio-economic systems. After a training process, the system can identify and classify a human subject using a list of parameters. The model can be further used to analyze and build a safe socio-technical system (STS). A new technique is applied to find an optimal architecture of the neural network. The system shows a good accuracy of the classifications even for a relatively small amount of training data. Starting from a previous result on adaptive forecasting, the model is enhanced by using the retraining technique for an enlarged data set.

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  • Nastac, Iulian & Bacivarov, Angelica & Costea, Adrian, 2009. "A Neuro-Classification Model for Socio-Technical Systems," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 6(3), pages 100-109, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v:6:y:2009:i:3:p:100-109
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    Keywords

    artificial neural network; training process; classification; socio-technical system;

    JEL classification:

    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • C45 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Neural Networks and Related Topics
    • C89 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Other
    • C90 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - General
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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