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Spatial-temporal data modelling and processing for personalised decision support

Othman, Muhaini (2015) Spatial-temporal data modelling and processing for personalised decision support. PhD thesis, Auckland University of Technology.


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Introduction: Capturing the nature of spatio/spectro-temporal data (SSTD) is not an easy task nor is understanding the relationships between the different data dimensions such as between temporal and spatial, temporal and static, and between temporal variables themselves. In the past it has been normal to separate the SSTD dimensions and only take one dimension of the data and convert it into a static representation and model from there. While other dimensions are either ignored or modelled separately. Although this practice has had significant outcomes, the relationships between data dimensions and the meaning of that relationship defined be the data is lost and can result in inaccurate solutions. Any relationship between the static and dynamic or temporal data has been under analysed, if analysed at all, dependent upon the field of study. Purpose of the research: The purpose of this research is to undertake the modelling of dynamic data without losing any of the temporal relationships, and to be able to predict likelihood of outcome as far in advance of actual occurrence as possible. To this end a novel computational architecture for personalised (individualised) modelling of SSTD based on spiking neural network methods (PMeSNNr), with a three dimensional visualisation of relationships between variables is proposed. The main architecture consists of a spike time encoding module; a recurrent or evolving 3D spiking neural network reservoir (eSNNr); an output module for either classification or prediction based around another evolving spiking neural network; and a parameter optimisation module. In brief, the architecture is able to transfer spatio-temporal data patterns from a multidimensional input stream into internal patterns in the eSNNr. These patterns are then analysed to produce a personalised model for either classification or prediction dependent on the specific needs of the situation.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA273 Probabilities. Mathematical statistics
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology > Department of Software Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2017 08:46
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017 08:46
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9222
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