Fabrício Olivetti de França

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Collaborative filtering (CF) is a method to perform automated suggestions for a user based on the opinion of other users with similar interest. Most of the CF algorithms do not take into account the existent duality between users and items, considering only the similarities between users or only the similarities between items. In this paper we propose a(More)
Multimodal optimization algorithms inspired by the immune system are generally characterized by a dynamic control of the population size and by diversity maintenance along the search. One of the most popular proposals is denoted opt-aiNet (artificial immune network for optimization) and is extended here to deal with time-varying fitness functions.(More)
This work introduces an ant-inspired algorithm for optimization in continuous search spaces that is based on the generation of random vectors with multivariate Gaussian pdf. The proposed approach is called MACACO -- Multivariate Ant Colony Algorithm for Continuous Optimization -- and is able to simultaneously adapt all the dimensions of the random(More)
Collaborative filtering (CF) is a method to perform automated suggestions for a user based on the opinion of other users with similar interest. Most of the CF algorithms do not take into account the existent duality between users and items, considering only the similarities between users or only the similarities between items. The authors have proposed in a(More)
— In many real-world scenarios, in contrast to standard benchmark optimization problems, we may face some uncertainties regarding the objective function. One source of these uncertainties is a constantly changing environment in which the optima change their location over time. New heuristics or adaptations to already available algorithms must be conceived(More)