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—Opposition-based Learning (OBL) has been reported with an increased performance in enhancing various optimization approaches. Instead of investigating the opposite point of a candidate in OBL, this study proposed a partial opposition-based learning (POBL) schema that focuses a set of partial opposite points (or partial opposite population) of an estimate.(More)
Keywords: Stock price forecasting Interval-valued data Multiple-output support vector regression Firefly algorithm Trading strategy a b s t r a c t Highly accurate interval forecasting of a stock price index is fundamental to successfully making a profit when making investment decisions, by providing a range of values rather than a point estimate. In this(More)
Background: Short-term load forecasting is an important issue that has been widely explored and examined with respect to the operation of power systems and commercial transactions in electricity markets. Of the existing forecasting models, support vector regression (SVR) has attracted much attention. While model selection, including feature selection and(More)
Electricity load forecasting is an important issue that is widely explored and examined in power systems operation literature and commercial transactions in electricity markets literature as well. Among the existing forecasting models, support vector regression (SVR) has gained much attention. Considering the performance of SVR highly depends on its(More)
Reasons for contradictory findings regarding the gender moderate effect on computer self-efficacy in the adoption of e-learning/mobile learning are limited. Recognizing the multilevel nature of the computer self-efficacy (CSE), this study attempts to explore gender differences in the adoption of mobile learning, by extending the Technology Acceptance Model(More)
Multistep-ahead time series prediction is one of the most challenging research topics in the field of time series modeling and prediction, and is continually under research. Recently, the multiple-input several multiple-outputs (MISMO) modeling strategy has been proposed as a promising alternative for multistep-ahead time series prediction, exhibiting(More)