Peter van der Putten

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The CoIL Challenge 2000 data mining competition attracted a wide variety of solutions, both in terms of approaches and performance. The goal of the competition was to predict who would be interested in buying a specific insurance product and to explain why people would buy. Unlike in most other competitions, the majority of participants provided a report(More)
Artificial Immune Systems are a new class of algorithms inspired by how the immune system recognizes, attacks and remembers intruders. This is a fascinating idea, but to be accepted for mainstream data mining applications, extensive benchmarking is needed to demonstrate the reliability and accuracy of these algorithms. In our research we focus on the AIRS(More)
Customer churn, i.e., losing a customer to the competition, is a major problem in mobile telecommunications. This paper investigates the added value of combining regular tabu-lar data mining with social network mining, leveraging the graph formed by communications between customers. We extend classical tabular churn datasets with predictors derived from(More)
This paper introduces a real time automatic scene classifier within content-based video retrieval. In our envisioned approach end users like documentalists, not image processing experts, build classifiers interactively, by simply indicating positive examples of a scene. Classification consists of a two stage procedure. First, small image fragments called(More)
This ongoing research addresses the use of page ranking for computing relatedness coefficients between pairs of nodes in a directed graph, based on their edge structure. A novel, hybrid algorithm is proposed for a complete assessment of nodes and their connecting edges, which is then applied to a practical application, namely a recommender system for books,(More)
In data mining applications, the availability of data is often a serious problem. For instance, elementary customer information resides in customer databases, but market survey data are only available for a subset of the customers or even for a different sample of customers. Data fusion provides a way out by combining information from different sources into(More)
Prepaid customers in mobile telecommunications are not bound by a contract and can therefore change operators ('churn') at their convenience and without notification. This makes the task of predicting prepaid churn both challenging and financially rewarding. This paper presents an explorative, real world study of prepaid churn modeling by varying the(More)
The work presented here introduces a real-time automatic scene classifier within content-based video retrieval. In our envisioned approach end users like documentalists, not image processing experts, build classifiers interactively, by simply indicating positive examples of a scene. Classification consists of a two-stage procedure. First, small image(More)