Improving the family orientation process in Cuban Special Schools trough Nearest Prototype classification

TitleImproving the family orientation process in Cuban Special Schools trough Nearest Prototype classification
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsVilluendas-Rey, Y., C. Rey-Benguría, Y. Caballero-Mota, and M. M. García-Lorenzo
JournalInternational Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence
ISSN1989-1660
IssueSpecial Issue on Artificial Intelligence and Social Application
Volume2
Number1
Date Published03/2013
Pagination12-22
Abstract

Cuban Schools for children with Affective – Behavioral Maladies (SABM) have as goal to accomplish a major change in children behavior, to insert them effectively into society. One of the key elements in this objective is to give an adequate orientation to the children’s families; due to the family is one of the most important educational contexts in which the children will develop their personality. The family orientation process in SABM involves clustering and classification of mixed type data with non-symmetric similarity functions. To improve this process, this paper includes some novel characteristics in clustering and prototype selection. The proposed approach uses a hierarchical clustering based on compact sets, making it suitable for dealing with non-symmetric similarity functions, as well as with mixed and incomplete data. The proposal obtains very good results on the SABM data, and over repository databases.

KeywordsAI system, Classification, Education, Schools
DOI10.9781/ijimai.2013.212
URLhttp://www.ijimai.org/journal/sites/default/files/files/2013/03/ijimai20132_12_pdf_27060.pdf
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