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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)
We propose a new feature selection strategy based on rough sets and Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO). Rough sets has been used as a feature selection method with much success, but current hill-climbing rough set approaches to feature selection are inadequate at finding optimal reductions as no perfect heuristic can guarantee optimality. On the other hand,(More)
—There has been great interest in developing method-ologies that are capable of dealing with imprecision and uncertainty. The large amount of research currently being carried out in fuzzy and rough sets is representative of this. Many deep relationships have been established, and recent studies have concluded as to the complementary nature of the two(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)
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)
Traditionally, membership to the fuzzy-rough lower, resp. upper approximation is determined by looking only at the worst, resp. best performing object. Consequently, when applied to data analysis problems, these approximations are sensitive to noisy and/or outlying samples. In this paper, we advocate a mitigated approach, in which membership to the lower(More)