Prediction by k-NN and MLP a New Approach Based on Fuzzy Similarity Quality Measure. A Case Study

  • Yaima FilibertoEmail author
  • Rafael Bello
  • Wilfredo Martinez
  • Dianne Arias
  • Ileana Cadenas
  • Mabel Frias
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 377)


In this paper the performance of k Nearest Neighbors (k-NN) and Multilayer Perceptron network (MLP) algorithms are used in a classical task in the branch of the Civil Engineering: prediction of the behavior before the stud corrosion of anchorage of the railways fixations. The use of fuzzy similarity quality measure method for calculating the weights of the features that combines the Univariant Marginals Distribution Algorithm (UMDA), allows to performance of k-NN and MLP in the case of mixed data (features with discrete or real domains). Experimental results show that this approach is better than other methods used to calculate the weight of the features.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaima Filiberto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rafael Bello
    • 2
  • Wilfredo Martinez
    • 3
  • Dianne Arias
    • 1
  • Ileana Cadenas
    • 3
  • Mabel Frias
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CamagueyCamagueyCuba
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Las VillasSanta ClaraCuba
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineerUniversity of CamagueyCamagueyCuba

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