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)