An evolutionary Multilayer Perceptron algorithm for real time river flood prediction

Suddul, Geerish, Dookhitram, Kumar, Bekaroo, Girish ORCID logoORCID: and Shankhur, Nikhilesh (2020) An evolutionary Multilayer Perceptron algorithm for real time river flood prediction. In: 2020 Zooming Innovation in Consumer Technologies Conference (ZINC), 26-27 May 2020, Novi Sad, Serbia. . [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Severe flash flood events give very little opportunity for issuing warnings. In this paper, we approach the automated and real time prediction of river flooding by proposing and evaluating different variations of the conventional Multilayer Perceptron (MLP) machine learning algorithm. Our first approach follows a trial and error attempt to optimize the MLP architecture. The second and third approaches are based on the application of nature inspired evolutionary techniques, namely the Genetic Algorithm (MLP-GA) and the Bat Algorithm (MLP-BA) respectively. The MLP-GA generates an improved MLP configuration and MLP-BA enhances the training method. Our fourth, novel approach (MLP-BA-GA) is based on the application of GA to further optimize both the BA and MLP architecture. When compared with previous work, experiments show improvement in the accuracy of river flood prediction, with significant results for the MLP-BA-GA.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
Item ID: 36048
Depositing User: Girish Bekaroo
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2022 12:46
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 18:19

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