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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2012, Article ID 241690, 10 pages
Research Article

A New Hybrid Method Logistic Regression and Feedforward Neural Network for Lung Cancer Data

Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science and Lecture, Ondokuz Mayis University, 55139 Samsun, Turkey

Received 24 July 2012; Revised 3 October 2012; Accepted 6 November 2012

Academic Editor: Marek Lefik

Copyright © 2012 Taner Tunç. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Logistic regression (LR) is a conventional statistical technique used for data classification problem. Logistic regression is a model-based method, and it uses nonlinear model structure. Another technique used for classification is feedforward artificial neural networks. Feedforward artificial neural network is a data-based method which can model nonlinear models through its activation function. In this study, a hybrid approach of model-based logistic regression technique and data-based artificial neural network was proposed for classification purposes. The proposed approach was applied to lung cancer data, and obtained results were compared. It was seen that the proposed hybrid approach was superior to logistic regression and feedforward artificial neural networks with respect to many criteria.