Melanie Hilario

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With the proliferation of extremely high-dimensional data, feature selection algorithms have become indispensable components of the learning process. Strangely, despite extensive work on the stability of learning algorithms, the stability of feature selection algorithms has been relatively neglected. This study is an attempt to fill that gap by quantifying(More)
In this paper we address two symmetrical issues, the discovery of similarities among classification algorithms, and among datasets. Both on the basis of error measures, which we use to define the error correlation between two algorithms, and determine the relative performance of a list of algorithms. We use the first to discover similarities between(More)
A serious drawback of kernel methods, and Support Vector Machines (SVM) in particular, is the difficulty in choosing a suitable kernel function for a given dataset. One of the approaches proposed to address this problem is Multiple Kernel Learning (MKL) in which several kernels are combined adaptively for a given dataset. Many of the existing MKL methods(More)
OBJECTIVE An important problem that arises in hospitals is the monitoring and detection of nosocomial or hospital acquired infections (NIs). This paper describes a retrospective analysis of a prevalence survey of NIs done in the Geneva University Hospital. Our goal is to identify patients with one or more NIs on the basis of clinical and other data(More)
At the crossroads of symbolic and neural processing, researchers have been actively investigating the synergies that might be obtained from combining the strengths of these two paradigms. Neurosymbolic integration comes in two avors: unifed and hybrid. Uniied approaches strive to attain full symbol-processing functionalities using neural techniques alone(More)
With the proliferation of extremely high-dimensional data, feature selection algorithms have become indispensable components of the learning process. Strangely, despite extensive work on the stability of learning algorithms, the stability of feature selection algorithms has been relatively neglected. This study is an attempt to fill that gap by quantifying(More)
This chapter describes a principled approach to meta-learning that has three distinctive features. First, whereas most previous work on meta-learning focused exclusively on the learning task, our approach applies meta-learning to the full knowledge discovery process and is thus more aptly referred to as meta-mining. Second, traditional meta-learning regards(More)
In this paper we try to identify potential biomarkers for early stroke diagnosis using surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry coupled with analysis tools from machine learning and data mining. Data consist of 42 specimen samples, i.e., mass spectra divided in two big categories, stroke and control specimens. Among the stroke(More)
Among the many applications of mass spectrometry, biomarker pattern discovery from protein mass spectra has aroused considerable interest in the past few years. While research efforts have raised hopes of early and less invasive diagnosis, they have also brought to light the many issues to be tackled before mass-spectra-based proteomic patterns become(More)