Pedro A. Castillo

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This paper describes Algorithm::Evolutionary (A::E), a Perl module released under an open source license and designed for the exploration and exploitation of evolutionary algorithms. We describe the design decisions taken to enhance flexibility, how performance was improved by using several implementation tweaks, and what kind of design patterns were(More)
OR RE CT ED Abstract In this paper a novel article ranking method called NectaRSS is introduced. The system recommends incoming articles, which we will designate as newsitems, to users based on their past choices. User preferences are automatically acquired, avoiding explicit feedback, and ranking is based on those preferences distilled to a user profile.(More)
This paper presents how it is possible to increase the Genetic Programming (GP) Computing Power (CP) for free, via Volunteer Computing (VC), using the well known framework BOINC plus a new ``virtualization'' layer which adds all the benefits from the virtualization paradigm. Two different experiments, employing a standard GP tool and a complex GP system,(More)
In this paper a new RSS feed ranking method called NectaRSS is introduced. The system recommends information to a user based on his/her past choices. User preferences are automatically acquired, avoiding explicit feedback, and ranking is based on those preferences distilled to a user profile. NectaRSS uses the well-known vector space model for user profiles(More)
This paper reports the investigations and experimental procedures conducted for designing an automatic sleep classification tool basedconly in the features extracted with wavelets from EEG, EMG and EOG (electro encephalo-mio- and oculo-gram) signals, without any visual aid or context-based evaluation. Real data collected from infants was processed and(More)
This paper investigates the behaviour of the Evolvable Agent model (EvAg) in static and dynamic environments. The EvAg is a spatially structured Genetic Algorithm (GA) designed to work on Peer-toPeer (P2P) systems in which the population structure is a small-world graph built by newscast, a P2P protocol. Additionally to the profits in computing performance,(More)
In this paper, a high-level comparison of both SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) and REST (Representational State Transfer) is made. These are the two main approaches for interfacing to the web with web services. Both approaches are different and present some advantages and disadvantages for interfacing to web services: SOAP is conceptually more(More)