Imen Hammami

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In this paper, an innovative method for estimating mass functions using Kohonen's Self Organizing Map is proposed. Our approach allows a smart mass belief assignment, not only for simple hypotheses , but also for disjunctions and conjunctions of hypotheses. This new method is of interest for solving estimation mass functions problems where a large quantity(More)
Microscopic examination of stained thick blood smears (TBS) is the gold standard for routine malaria diagnosis. Parasites and leukocytes are counted in a predetermined number of high power fields (HPFs). Data on parasite and leukocyte counts per HPF are of broad scientific value. However, in published studies, most of the information on parasite density(More)
Malaria is a global health problem responsible for nearly one million deaths every year around 85% of which concern children younger than five years old in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, around 300 million clinical cases are declared every year. The level of infection, expressed as parasite density, is classically defined as the number of asexual(More)
In the framework of the evidence theory, several approaches for estimating belief functions are proposed. However, they generally suffer from the problem of masses attribution in the case of compound hypotheses that lose much conceptual contribution of the theory. In this paper, an original method for estimating mass functions using Kohonen's map derived(More)
Long term longitudinal surveys have the advantage to enable several sampling of the studied phenomena and then, with the repeated measures obtained, find a confirmed tendency. However, these long term surveys generate large epidemiological datasets including more sources of noise than normal datasets (e.g. one single measure per observation unit) and(More)
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