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The variable precision rough sets (VPRS) model is a powerful tool for data mining, as it has been widely applied to acquire knowledge. Despite its diverse applications in many domains, the VPRS model unfortunately cannot be applied to real-world classification tasks involving continuous attributes. This requires a discretization method to preprocess the(More)
Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) is a popular and bionic algorithm based on the social behavior associated with bird flocking for optimization problems. To maintain the diversity of swarms, a few studies of multi-swarm strategy have been reported. However, the competition among swarms, reservation or destruction of a swarm, has not been considered further.(More)
In today’s digital economy, knowledge is regarded as an asset, and the implementation of knowledge management supports a company in developing innovative products and making critical management strategic decisions. Product innovation must link technological competence such as engineering and process know-how with knowledge about the customer, so that the(More)
A support vector machine (SVM) is a novel classifier based on the statistical learning theory. To increase the performance of classification, the approach of SVM with kernel is usually used in classification tasks. In this study, we first attempted to investigate the performance of SVM with kernel. Several kernel functions, polynomial, RBF, summation, and(More)
In classification problems, the class imbalance problem will cause a bias on the training of classifiers and will result in the lower sensitivity of detecting the minority class examples. The Mahalanobis-Taguchi System (MTS) is a diagnostic and forecasting technique for multivariate data. MTS establishes a classifier by constructing a continuous measurement(More)
Multiclass Mahalanobis-Taguchi system (MMTS), the extension of MTS, is developed for simultaneous multiclass classification and feature selection. In MMTS, the multiclass measurement scale is constructed by establishing an individual Mahalanobis space for each class. To increase the validity of the measurement scale, the Gram-Schmidt process is performed to(More)
Nowadays, Six Sigma has been widely adopted in a variety of industries in the world and it has become one of the most important subjects of debate in quality management. Six Sigma is a well-structured methodology that can help a company achieve expected goal through continuous project improvement. Some challenges, however, have emerged with the execution of(More)
Feature selection is a preprocessing step of data mining, in which a subset of relevant features is selected for building models. Searching for an optimal feature subset from a high-dimensional feature space is an NP-complete problem; hence, traditional optimization algorithms are inefficient in solving large-scale feature selection problems. Therefore,(More)