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A hybrid neural network model based on improved PSO and SA for bankruptcy prediction


  • Fatima Zahra Azayite
  • Said Achchab


Predicting firm's failure is one of the most interesting subjects for investors and decision makers. In this paper, a bankruptcy prediction model is proposed based on Artificial Neural networks (ANN). Taking into consideration that the choice of variables to discriminate between bankrupt and non-bankrupt firms influences significantly the model's accuracy and considering the problem of local minima, we propose a hybrid ANN based on variables selection techniques. Moreover, we evolve the convergence of Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) by proposing a training algorithm based on an improved PSO and Simulated Annealing. A comparative performance study is reported, and the proposed hybrid model shows a high performance and convergence in the context of missing data.

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  • Fatima Zahra Azayite & Said Achchab, 2019. "A hybrid neural network model based on improved PSO and SA for bankruptcy prediction," Papers 1907.12179,
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1907.12179

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