Teresa Bernarda Ludermir

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We present here an original work that applies meta-learning approaches to select models for time-series forecasting. In our work, we investigated two meta-learning approaches, each one used in a diierent case study. Initially, we used a single machine learning algorithm to select among two models to forecast stationary time series (case study I). Following,(More)
This paper introduces a methodology for neural network global optimization. The aim is the simultaneous optimization of multilayer perceptron (MLP) network weights and architectures, in order to generate topologies with few connections and high classification performance for any data sets. The approach combines the advantages of simulated annealing, tabu(More)
Credit analysts generally assess the risk of credit applications based on their previous experience. They frequently employ quantitative methods to this end. Among the methods used, Artificial Neural Networks have been particularly successful and have been incorporated into several computational tools. However, the design of efficient Artificial Neural(More)
In this letter, the computational power of a class of random access memory (RAM)-based neural networks, called general single-layer sequential weightless neural networks (GSSWNNs), is analyzed. The theoretical results presented, besides helping the understanding of the temporal behavior of these networks, could also provide useful insights for the(More)
One of the main obstacles to the widespread use of artificial neural networks is the difficulty of adequately defining values for their free parameters. This article discusses how Radial Basis Function (RBF) networks can have their parameters defined by genetic algorithms. For such, it presents an overall view of the problems involved and the different(More)
The optimization of architecture and weights of feed forward neural networks is a complex task of great importance in problems of supervised learning. In this work we analyze the use of the Particle Swarm Optimization algorithm for the optimization of neural network architectures and weights aiming better generalization performances through the creation of(More)
Meta-Learning has been successfully applied to acquire knowledge used to support the selection of learning algorithms. Each training example in Meta-Learning (i.e. each meta-example) is related to a learning problem and stores the experience obtained in the empirical evaluation of a set of candidate algorithms when applied to the problem. The generation of(More)