Pattern recognition using the multi-layer perceptron (MLP) for medical disease: A survey

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Computer Sciences, College of Computer Sciences and Information Technology, University of Kirkuk, Kirkuk, Iraq

2 Department of Electrical Engineering , College of Engineering, University of Kirkuk, Kirkuk, Iraq

3 Software Department at College of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Kirkuk, Kirkuk, Iraq


In recent years, Machine Learning (ML) algorithms, especially Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs), have achieved remarkable success in various fields such as Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, and Voice Recognition. Where ANNs algorithms have proven their superiority over traditional ML algorithms like (Support Vector Machines, Decision Trees, and Naïve Bayes) in various fields. Multi-layer Perceptron (MLP) network is one of the popular ANNs types and is used in various fields. The field of healthcare pattern recognition is considered one of the most important fields in our modern age, as this field is concerned with patterns extracted from raw data. There are many studies that dealt with MLP networks to detect and classify patterns in such a scope. In this study, a body of work deals with using the MLP networks for healthcare pattern recognition in five different topics (Diabetes, Heart disease, Liver, Breast cancer, and Parkinson's disease). The goal of the research is to identify strengths and weaknesses, and to identify the latest developments of adapting MLP network to recognize patterns in different data sets in the Healthcare field.


Volume 14, Issue 1
January 2023
Pages 1989-1998
  • Receive Date: 05 August 2022
  • Revise Date: 19 September 2022
  • Accept Date: 25 October 2022