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—Semantics-preserving dimensionality reduction refers to the problem of selecting those input features that are most predictive of a given outcome; a problem encountered in many areas such as machine learning, pattern recognition, and signal processing. This has found successful application in tasks that involve data sets containing huge numbers of features(More)
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Due to the explosive growth of electronically stored information, automatic methods must be developed to aid users in maintaining and using this abundance of information effectively. In particular, the sheer volume of redundancy present must be dealt with, leaving only the information-rich data to be processed. This paper presents a novel approach, based on(More)
Building object-oriented applications which access relational data introduces a number of technical issues for developers who are making the transition to C++. We describe these issues and discuss how we have addressed them in Persistence, an application development tool that uses an automatic code generator to merge C++ applications with relational data.(More)
In this paper, we propose a nearest neighbour algorithm that uses the lower and upper approximations from fuzzy rough set theory in order to classify test objects, or predict their decision value. It is shown experimentally that our method outperforms other nearest neighbour approaches (classical, fuzzy and fuzzy-rough ones) and that it is competitive with(More)