Data classification through an evolutionary approach based on multiple criteria

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Real-world problems usually present a huge volume of imprecise data. These types of problems may challenge case-based reasoning systems because the knowledge extracted from data is used to identify analogies and solve new problems. Many authors have focused on organizing case memory in patterns to minimize the computational burden and deal with uncertainty. The organization is usually determined by a single criterion, but in some problems, a single criterion can be insufficient to find accurate clusters. This work describes an approach to organize the case memory in patterns based on multiple criteria. This new approach uses the searching capabilities of multiobjective evolutionary algorithms to build a Pareto set of solutions, where each one is a possible organization based on the relevance of objectives. The system shows promising capabilities when it is compared with a successful system based on self-organizing maps. Due to the data set geometry influences, the clustering building process results are analyzed taking into account it. For this reason, some complexity measures are used to categorize data sets according to their topology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-56
Number of pages22
JournalKnowledge and Information Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


  • Case memory organization
  • Case-based reasoning
  • Clustered case memory
  • Multiobjective evolutionary algorithms
  • Soft case-based reasoning


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