Heuristic and Optimization for Knowledge Discovery

Heuristic and Optimization for Knowledge Discovery

Hussein A. Abbass (University of New South Wales, Australia), Charles S. Newton (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Ruhul Sarker (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Release Date: July, 2001|Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 296
ISBN13: 9781930708266|ISBN10: 1930708262|EISBN13: 9781591400172|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93070-826-6


With the large amount of data stored by many organizations, capitalists have observed that this information is an intangible asset. Unfortunately, handling large databases is a very complex process and traditional learning techniques are expensive to use. Heuristic techniques provide much help in this arena, although little is known about heuristic techniques. Heuristic and Optimization for Knowledge Discovery addresses the foundation of this topic, as well as its practical uses, and aims to fill in the gap that exists in current literature.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Table of Contents
Ruhul Sarker, Hussein A. Abbass, Charles S. Newton
Chapter 1
R. Sarker, H. Abbass, C. Newton
The terms Data Mining (DM) and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) have been used interchangeably in practice. Strictly speaking, KDD is the... Sample PDF
Introducing Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Chapter 2
A. M. Bagirov, A. M. Rubinov, J. Yearwood
The feature selection problem involves the selection of a subset of features that will be sufficient for the determination of structures or clusters... Sample PDF
A Heuristic Algorithm for Feature Selection Based on Optimization Techniques
Chapter 3
Kai Ming Ting
This chapter reports results obtained from a series of studies on costsensitive classification using decision trees, boosting algorithms, and... Sample PDF
Cost-Sensitive Classification Using Decision Trees, Boosting and MetaCost
Chapter 4
Agapito Ledezma, Ricardo Aler, Daniel Borrajo
Currently, the combination of several classifiers is one of the most active fields within inductive learning. Examples of such techniques are... Sample PDF
Heuristic Search-Based Stacking of Classifiers
Chapter 5
Craig M. Howard
The overall size of software packages has grown considerably over recent years. Modular programming, object-oriented design and the use of static... Sample PDF
Designing Component-Based Heuristic Search Engines for Knowledge Discovery
Chapter 6
Jose Ruiz-Shulcloper, Guillermo Sanchez-Diaz, Mongi A. Abidi
In this chapter, we expose the possibilities of the Logical Combinatorial Pattern Recognition (LCPR) tools for Clustering Large and Very Large Mixed... Sample PDF
Clustering Mixed Incomplete Data
Chapter 7
Bayesian Learning  (pages 108-121)
Paula Macrossan, Kerrie Mengersen
Learning from the Bayesian perspective can be described simply as the modification of opinion based on experience. This is in contrast to the... Sample PDF
Bayesian Learning
Chapter 8
Paul D. Scott
This chapter addresses the question of how to decide how large a sample is necessary in order to apply a particular data mining procedure to a given... Sample PDF
How Size Matters: The Role of Sampling in Data Mining
Chapter 9
The Gamma Test  (pages 142-167)
Antonia J. Jones, Dafydd Evans, Steve Margetts, Peter J. Durrant
The Gamma Test is a non-linear modelling analysis tool that allows us to quantify the extent to which a numerical input/output data set can be... Sample PDF
The Gamma Test
Chapter 10
Denny Meyer, Andrew Balemi, Chris Wearing
Neural networks are commonly used for prediction and classification when data sets are large. They have a big advantage over conventional... Sample PDF
Neural Networks - Their Use and Abuse for Small Data Sets
Chapter 11
Hyeyoung Park
Feed forward neural networks or multilayer perceptrons have been successfully applied to a number of difficult and diverse applications by using the... Sample PDF
How to Train Multilayer Perceptrons Efficiently With Large Data Sets
Chapter 12
Kevin E. Voges, Nigel K.L. Pope, Mark R. Brown
Cluster analysis is a common market segmentation technique, usually using k-means clustering. Techniques based on developments in computational... Sample PDF
Cluster Analysis of Marketing Data Examining On-line Shopping Orientation: A Comparison of K-Means and Rough Clustering Approaches
Chapter 13
Susan E. George
This chapter presents a survey of medical data mining focusing upon the use of heuristic techniques. We observe that medical mining has some unique... Sample PDF
Heuristics in Medical Data Mining
Chapter 14
A. de Carvalho, A. P. Braga, S. O. Rezende, E. Martineli, T. Ludermir
In the last few years, a large number of companies are starting to realize the value of their databases. These databases, which usually cover... Sample PDF
Understanding Credit Card User's Behaviour: A Data Mining Approach
Chapter 15
Alina Lazar
The goal of this research is to investigate and develop heuristic tools in order to extract meaningful knowledge from archeological large-scale data... Sample PDF
Heuristic Knowledge Discovery for Archaeological Data Using Genetic Algorithms and Rough Sets
About the Authors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Hussein A. Abbass is the director of the Artificial Life and Adaptive Robotics Laboratory at the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the Australian Defense Force Academy campus of the University of New South Wales. Dr. Abbass is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has more than 15 years experience in industry and academia and more than a hundred fully refereed papers in international journals and conferences. He teaches computational intelligence related subjects and his research focuses on multi-agent systems, data mining, and artificial life models with applications to defence, security and business.
Charles S. Newton is the Head of Computer Science, University of New South Wales (UNSW) at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) campus, Canberra. Prof. Newton is also the Deputy Rector (Education). He obtained his Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from the Australian National University, Canberra in 1975. He joined the School of Computer Science in 1987 as a Senior Lecturer in Operations Research. In May 1993, he was appointed Head of School and became Professor of Computer Science in November 1993. Prior to joining at ADFA, Prof. Newton spent nine years in the Analytical Studies Branch of the Department of Defence. In 1989-91, Prof. Newton was the National President of the Australian Society for Operations Research. His Research Interests encompass Group Decision Support Systems, Simulation, Wargaming, Evolutionary Computation, Data Mining and Operations Research Applications. He has published extensively in national and international journals, books and conference proceedings.
Ruhul Sarker received his Ph.D. in 1991 from DalTech, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Operations Research at the School of Computer Science, University of New South Wales, ADFA Campus, Canberra, Australia. Before joining at UNSW in February 1998, Dr Sarker worked with Monash University, Victoria, and the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka. His main research interests are Evolutionary Optimization, Data Mining and Applied Operations Research. He is currently involved with four edited books either as editor or co-editor, and has published more than 60 refereed papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is also the editor of ASOR Bulletin, the national publication of the Australian Society for Operations Research.