ANVAS: Artificial neural variables adaptation system for descriptor selection

Paolo Mazzatorta, Marjan Vračko, Emilio Benfenati

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A new algorithm model-oriented for variable selection is presented in this study. It is based on the combination of genetic algorithms (GA) for hyperspace exploration, and counterpropagation artificial neural network (CP ANN) for deriving the fitness score. The proposed method performed very well on both well defined synthetic data sets and real academic data sets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-346
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - May 2003


  • Counterpropagation
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Neural networks
  • QSAR
  • Variable selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine


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