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Self-Organizing Map Approach for Identifying Mental Disorders

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 45 - Number 7
Year of Publication: 2012
Mabruk. Ali Fekihal
Jabar H. Yousif

Mabruk. Ali Fekihal and Jabar H Yousif. Article: Self-Organizing Map Approach for Identifying Mental Disorders. International Journal of Computer Applications 45(7):25-30, May 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Mabruk. Ali Fekihal and Jabar H. Yousif},
	title = {Article: Self-Organizing Map Approach for Identifying Mental Disorders},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {45},
	number = {7},
	pages = {25-30},
	month = {May},
	note = {Full text available}


Classifications of mental illness such as schizophrenia are very broad; therefore, the proposed approach attains at practical and task-relevant diagnostic categories by use of clustering techniques. A Self-Organizing Feature Map (SOFM) approach was design and implemented for classifying transcribed speech samples and determines mental disorders. An unsupervised Artificial Neural Network was implemented using the NeuroSolution. The proposed classification system is used to determine whether a text or speech sample is generated by a person has mental illness or not. The proposed approach shows clearly that all the categories are identified and classified appropriately, with the proposed SOFM achieving a high accuracy of (97) in the classification phase for predicting the desired output.


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