Carlos Abreu Ferreira

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In highly populated urban zones, it is common to notice headway deviations (HD) between pairs of buses. When these events occur in a bus stop, they often cause bus bunching (BB) in the following bus stops. Several proposals have been suggested to mitigate this problem. In this paper, we propose to find BBS (Bunching Black Spots) – sequences of bus stops(More)
One of the major challenges in knowledge discovery is how to extract meaningful and useful knowledge from the complex structured data that one finds in scientific and technological applications. One approach is to explore the logic relations in the database and using, say, an inductive logic programming (ILP) algorithm find descriptive and expressive(More)
In this work, we introduce the MuSer, a propositional framework that explores temporal information available in multi-relational databases. At the core of this system is an encoding technique that translates the temporal information into a propositional sequence of events. By using this technique, we are able to explore the temporal information using a(More)
Anurans (frogs or toads) are closely related to the ecosystem and they are commonly used by biologists as early indicators of ecological stress. Automatic classification of anurans, by processing their calls, helps biologists analyze the activity of anurans on larger scale. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) can be used for gathering data automatically over a(More)
Decision rules are one of the most expressive languages for machine learning. In this paper we present Adaptive Model Rules (AMRules), the first streaming rule learning algorithm for regression problems. In AMRules the antecedent of a rule is a conjunction of conditions on the attribute values, and the consequent is a linear combination of attribute values.(More)