Intelligent Multidimensional Data Clustering and Analysis is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the advantages and challenges presented by the use of cluster analysis techniques. Highlighting theoretical foundations, computing paradigms, and real-world applications, this book is ideally designed for researchers, practitioners, upper-level students, and professionals interested in the latest developments in cluster analysis for large data sets.
The book offers authoritative coverage of data mining techniques, technologies, and frameworks used for storing, analyzing, and extracting knowledge from large databases in the bioinformatics domains, including genomics and proteomics. It begins by describing the evolution of bioinformatics and highlighting the challenges that can be addressed using data mining techniques. Introducing the various data mining techniques that can be employed in biological databases, the text is organized into four sections: Supplies a complete overview of the evolution of the field and its intersection with computational learning Describes the role of data mining in analyzing large biological databases—explaining the breath of the various feature selection and feature extraction techniques that data mining has to offer Focuses on concepts of unsupervised learning using clustering techniques and its application to large biological data Covers supervised learning using classification techniques most commonly used in bioinformatics—addressing the need for validation and benchmarking of inferences derived using either clustering or classification
The book describes the various biological databases prominently referred to in bioinformatics and includes a detailed list of the applications of advanced clustering algorithms used in bioinformatics. Highlighting the challenges encountered during the application of classification on biological databases, it considers systems of both single and ensemble classifiers and shares effort-saving tips for model selection and performance estimation strategies.
Fuzzy clustering is now a mature and vibrant area of research with highly innovative advanced applications. Encapsulating this through presenting a careful selection of research contributions, this book addresses timely and relevant concepts and methods, whilst identifying major challenges and recent developments in the area. Split into five clear sections, Fundamentals, Visualization, Algorithms and Computational Aspects, Real-Time and Dynamic Clustering, and Applications and Case Studies, the book covers a wealth of novel, original and fully updated material, and in particular offers:a focus on the algorithmic and computational augmentations of fuzzy clustering and its effectiveness in handling high dimensional problems, distributed problem solving and uncertainty management. presentations of the important and relevant phases of cluster design, including the role of information granules, fuzzy sets in the realization of human-centricity facet of data analysis, as well as system modelling demonstrations of how the results facilitate further detailed development of models, and enhance interpretation aspects a carefully organized illustrative series of applications and case studies in which fuzzy clustering plays a pivotal role
This book will be of key interest to engineers associated with fuzzy control, bioinformatics, data mining, image processing, and pattern recognition, while computer engineers, students and researchers, in most engineering disciplines, will find this an invaluable resource and research tool.
This unique text/reference addresses the need for a unified framework describing how soft computing and machine learning techniques can be judiciously formulated and used in building efficient pattern recognition models. The book reviews both established and cutting-edge research, following a clear structure reflecting the major phases of a pattern recognition system: classification, feature selection, and clustering. The text provides a careful balance of theory, algorithms, and applications, with a particular emphasis given to applications in computational biology and bioinformatics.
Topics and features: reviews the development of scalable pattern recognition algorithms for computational biology and bioinformatics; integrates different soft computing and machine learning methodologies with pattern recognition tasks; discusses in detail the integration of different techniques for handling uncertainties in decision-making and efficiently mining large biological datasets; presents a particular emphasis on real-life applications, such as microarray expression datasets and magnetic resonance images; includes numerous examples and experimental results to support the theoretical concepts described; concludes each chapter with directions for future research and a comprehensive bibliography.
This important work will be of great use to graduate students and researchers in the fields of computer science, electrical and biomedical engineering. Researchers and practitioners involved in pattern recognition, machine learning, computational biology and bioinformatics, data mining, and soft computing will also find the book invaluable.