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Author Barbakh, Wesam.
Title Non-standard parameter adaptation for exploratory data analysis / Wesam Ashour Barbakh, Ying Wu, Colin Fyfe.
Imprint Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer, 2009.

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Author Barbakh, Wesam.
Series Studies in computational intelligence ; vol. 249
Studies in computational intelligence ; v. 249.
Subject Cluster analysis -- Data processing.
Machine theory.
Artificial intelligence -- Methodology.
Alt Name Wu, Ying, 1980-
Fyfe, Colin.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 223 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Review of Clustering Algorithms -- Review of Linear Projection Methods -- Non-standard Clustering Criteria -- Topographic Mappings and Kernel Clustering -- Online Clustering Algorithms and Reinforcement learning -- Connectivity Graphs and Clustering with Similarity Functions -- Reinforcement Learning of Projections -- Cross Entropy Methods -- Conclusions.
Summary Exploratory data analysis, also known as data mining or knowledge discovery from databases, is typically based on the optimisation of a specific function of a dataset. Such optimisation is often performed with gradient descent or variations thereof. In this book, we first lay the groundwork by reviewing some standard clustering algorithms and projection algorithms before presenting various non-standard criteria for clustering. The family of algorithms developed are shown to perform better than the standard clustering algorithms on a variety of datasets. We then consider extensions of the basic mappings which maintain some topology of the original data space. Finally we show how reinforcement learning can be used as a clustering mechanism before turning to projection methods. We show that several varieties of reinforcement learning may also be used to define optimal projections for example for principal component analysis, exploratory projection pursuit and canonical correlation analysis. The new method of cross entropy adaptation is then introduced and used as a means of optimising projections. Finally an artificial immune system is used to create optimal projections and combinations of these three methods are shown to outperform the individual methods of optimisation.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783642040054
OCLC # 495479178
Additional Format Print version: Barbakh, Wesam. Non-standard parameter adaptation for exploratory data analysis. Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer, 2009 9783642040047 3642040047 (OCoLC)467890803

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