Since off-line hand-crafted conventional statistical feature selection/extraction methods are inefficient for signal-pattern classification of noisy sensor signals in manufacturing floor applications, we provide an automatic neural network approach to feature extraction, called Input Feature Sealing. Given only meaningful examples, the Input Feature Sealing algorithm enables a neural network, already trained by unsupervised competitive learning to cluster input patterns, to learn the relative importance of features for purposes of correct classification. The relative importance, expressed as weights, is adaptively learned in an additional supervised session. Experimental evaluation with both artificial data and real sensor data in tool-wear monitoring shows that our approach meets the requirements for 'intelligent' sensor signal processing in automated manufacturing.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures|
|Publication status||Published - 1994 Jan 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering