Rosaria Rossini

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Many applications generate and consume temporal data and retrieval of time series is a key processing step in many application domains. Dynamic time warping (DTW) distance between time series of size N and M is computed relying on a dynamic programming approach which creates and fills an N × M grid to search for an optimal warp path. Since this can be(More)
Convergence rate of training algorithms for neural networks is heavily affected by initialization of weights. In this paper, an original algorithm for initialization of weights in backpropagation neural net is presented with application to character recognition. The initialization method is mainly based on a customization of the Kalman filter, translating(More)
Since many applications rely on time-based data, visualizing temporal data and helping experts explore large time series data sets are critical in many application domains. In this interactive system preview, we argue that time series often carry structural features that can, if efficiently identified and effectively visualized, help reduce visual overload(More)
Optical Character Recognition software (OCR) are important tools for obtaining accessible texts. We propose the use of artificial neural networks (ANN) in order to develop pattern recognition algorithms capable of recognizing both normal texts and formulae. We present an original improvement of the backpropagation algorithm. Moreover, we describe a novel(More)
The problem of correctly segmenting touching characters is an hard task to solve and it is of major relevance in pattern recognition. In the recent years, many methods and algorithms have been proposed; still, a definitive solution is far from being found. In this paper, we propose a novel method based on fuzzy logic. The proposed method combines in a novel(More)
The diffusion of the Internet of Things paradigm, in the last few years, has led to the need of deploying and managing large-scale Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), composed by a multitude of geographically distributed sensors, like the ones needed for Smart City applications. The traditional way to manage WSNs is not suitable for this type of applications,(More)