Barry K. Lavine, Kadambari Nuguru and Nikhil Mirjankar
A genetic algorithm that performs feature selection, classification, and prediction in a single step is reported. The advantages of using this method for pattern recognition are demonstrated in two studies. In one study, Raman spectroscopy and the pattern recognition are used to develop a potential method to discriminate hardwoods, softwoods, and tropical woods. In a second study, biopsy material analyzed by cDNA microarrays is identified as to type.