Francisco de A. T. de Carvalho

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This paper presents adaptive and non-adaptive fuzzy c-means clustering methods for partitioning symbolic interval data. The proposed methods furnish a fuzzy partition and prototype for each cluster by optimizing an adequacy criterion based on suitable squared Euclidean distances between vectors of intervals. Moreover, various cluster interpretation tools(More)
This paper introduces a new approach to fitting a linear regression model to symbolic interval data. Each example of the learning set is described by a feature vector, for which each feature value is an interval. The new method fits a linear regression model on the mid-points and ranges of the interval values assumed by the variables in the learning set.(More)
This paper presents a partitional dynamic clustering method for interval data based on adaptive Hausdorff distances. Dynamic clustering algorithms are iterative two-step relocation algorithms involving the construction of the clusters at each iteration and the identification of a suitable representation or prototype (means, axes, probability laws, groups of(More)
BACKGROUND The differentiation process from stem cells to fully differentiated cell types is controlled by the interplay of chromatin modifications and transcription factor activity. Histone modifications or transcription factors frequently act in a multi-functional manner, with a given DNA motif or histone modification conveying both transcriptional(More)
Current symbolic regression methods visualize problems from an optimization point of view and do not consider the probabilistic aspects related to regression models. In this paper, we present the bivariate generalized linear model (BGLM) proposed by Iwasaki and Tsubaki [5] in the context of interval-valued data sets. Important aspects related to the BGLM(More)