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Slow Feature Analysis (SFA) has been established as a robust and versatile technique from the neurosciences to learn slowly varying functions from quickly changing signals. Recently, the method has been also applied to classification tasks. Here we apply SFA for the first time to a time series classification problem originating from gesture recognition. The(More)
— In this paper, the performance assessment of the hybrid Archive-based Micro Genetic Algorithm (AMGA) on a set of bound-constrained synthetic test problems is reported. The hybrid AMGA proposed in this paper is a combination of a classical gradient based single-objective optimization algorithm and an evolutionary multi-objective optimization algorithm. The(More)
Epoxy resin systems (ERSs) are a frequent cause of occupational allergic contact dermatitis. Sensitization occurs not only to the resins, but also to hardeners and reactive diluents. However, only a fraction of the ERS components currently in use are available for patch testing. With the multicentre study EPOX 2002, we attempted to improve diagnostics in(More)
Kernel-based methods like Support Vector Machines (SVM) have been established as powerful techniques in machine learning. The idea of SVM is to perform a mapping φ from the input space to a higher-dimensional feature space using a kernel function k, so that a linear learning algorithm can be employed. However, the burden of choosing the appropriate kernel(More)
In this paper, we propose a new evolutionary algorithm for multi-objective optimization. The proposed algorithm benefits from the existing literature and borrows several concepts from existing multi-objective optimization algorithms. The proposed algorithm employs a new kind of selection procedure which benefits from the search history of the algorithm and(More)
In the recent past, hybrid metaheuristics became famous as successful optimization methods. The motivation for the hybridization is a notion of combining the best of two worlds: evolutionary black box optimization and local search. Successful hybridizations in large combinatorial solution spaces motivate to transfer the idea of combining the two worlds to(More)
Eczema-like, infiltrated plaques at subcutaneous heparin-injection sites are well-documented side effects of these anticoagulants. They are due to delayed-type hypersensitivity. In 4 patients, patch, intradermal and subcutaneous tests were performed with a panel of unfractionated heparins (UFHs), low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs), heparinoids,(More)
Nowadays, constraints play an important role in industry, because most industrial optimization tasks underly several restrictions. Finding good solutions for a particular problem with respect to all constraint functions can be expensive, especially when the dimensionality of the search space is large and many constraint functions are involved. Unfortunately(More)
Learning complex game functions is still a difficult task. We apply temporal difference learning (TDL), a well-known variant of the reinforcement learning approach, in combination with n-tuple networks to the game Connect-4. Our agent is trained just by self-play. It is able, for the first time, to consistently beat the optimal-playing Minimax agent (in(More)