MfeCNN: Mixture feature embedding convolutional neural network for data mapping

Dingcheng Li, Ming Huang, Xiaodi Li, Yaoping Ruan, Lixia Yao

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Data mapping plays an important role in data integration and exchanges among institutions and organizations with different data standards. However, traditional rule-based approaches and machine learning methods fail to achieve satisfactory results for the data mapping problem. In this paper, we propose a novel and sophisticated deep learning framework for data mapping called mixture feature embedding convolutional neural network (MfeCNN). The MfeCNN model converts the data mapping task to a multiple classification problem. In the model, we incorporated multimodal learning and multiview embedding into a CNN for mixture feature tensor generation and classification prediction. Multimodal features were extracted from various linguistic spaces with a medical natural language processing package. Then, powerful feature embeddings were learned by using the CNN. As many as 10 classes could be simultaneously classified by a softmax prediction layer based on multiview embedding. MfeCNN achieved the best results on unbalanced data (average F1 score, 82.4%) among the traditional state-of-the-art machine learning models and CNN without mixture feature embedding. Our model also outperformed a very deep CNN with 29 layers, which took free texts as inputs. The combination of mixture feature embedding and a deep neural network can achieve high accuracy for data mapping and multiple classification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8368078
Pages (from-to)165-171
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2018


  • Data mapping
  • convolutional neural network
  • deep learning
  • mixture feature embedding
  • multimodal
  • multiview

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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