Multi-layer Perceptron on Interval Data

  • Fabrice Rossi
  • Brieuc Conan-Guez
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


We study in this paper several methods that allow one to use interval data as inputs for Multi-layer Perceptrons. We show that interesting results can be obtained by using together two methods: the extremal values method which is based on a complete description of intervals, and the simulation method which is based on a probabilistic understanding of intervals. Both methods can be easily implemented on top of existing neural network software.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabrice Rossi
    • 1
  • Brieuc Conan-Guez
    • 2
  1. 1.Place du Maréchal de Lattre de TassignyLISE/CEREMADE, UMR CNRS 7534, Université Paris-IX DauphineParisFrance
  2. 2.Domaine de Voluceau, RocquencourtINRIALe Chesnay CedexFrance

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