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The Markov Blanket Bayesian Classifier is a recently-proposed algorithm for construction of probabilistic classifiers. This paper presents an empirical comparison of the MBBC algorithm with three other Bayesian classifiers: Naïve Bayes, Tree-Augmented Naïve Bayes and a general Bayesian network. All of these are implemented using the K2 framework of Cooper(More)
The Support Vector Machine (SVM) has emerged in recent years as a popular approach to the classification of data. One problem that faces the user of an SVM is how to choose a kernel and the specific parameters for that kernel. Applications of an SVM therefore require a search for the optimum settings for a particular problem. This paper proposes a(More)
This paper investigates the use of machine learning classification techniques applied to the task of recognising the make and model of vehicles. Although a number of vehicle classification systems already exist, most of them seek only to distinguish between vehicle categories, e.g. identifying whether a vehicle is a bus, truck or car. The system presented(More)
We consider a dynamic market-place of self-interested agents with differing capabilities. A task to be completed is proposed to the agent population. An agent attempts to form a coalition of agents to perform the task. Before proposing a coalition, the agent must determine the optimal set of agents with whom to enter into a coalition for this task; we refer(More)
This paper presents a diagnostic system for cardiac arrhythmias from ECG data, using an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) classifier based on a Bayesian framework. The Bayesian ANN Classifier is built by the use of a logistic regression model and the back propagation algorithm. A dual threshold method is applied to determine the diagnosis strategy and(More)
This paper describes an extension to reinforcement learning (RL), in which a standard RL algorithm is augmented with a mechanism for transferring experience gained in one problem to new but related problems. In this approach, named Progressive RL, an agent acquires experience of operating in a simple environment through experimentation, and then engages in(More)
This paper presents empirical results for classification using Bayesian networks constructed using the K2 Bayesian metric, and compares these results with those of other researchers who have used Bayesian networks constructed using the MDL score and using conditional independence tests. There are significant disparities in these results, which is somewhat(More)