Pub. online:5 Jan 2022Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 33, Issue 3 (2022), pp. 523–543
In this paper we propose modifications of the well-known algorithm of particle swarm optimization (PSO). These changes affect the mapping of the motion of particles from continuous space to binary space for searching in it, which is widely used to solve the problem of feature selection. The modified binary PSO variations were tested on the dataset SVC2004 dedicated to the problem of user authentication based on dynamic features of a handwritten signature. In the example of k-nearest neighbours (kNN), experiments were carried out to find the optimal subset of features. The search for the subset was considered as a multicriteria optimization problem, taking into account the accuracy of the model and the number of features.
Pub. online:9 Dec 2021Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 32, Issue 4 (2021), pp. 817–847
A method for counterfactual explanation of machine learning survival models is proposed. One of the difficulties of solving the counterfactual explanation problem is that the classes of examples are implicitly defined through outcomes of a machine learning survival model in the form of survival functions. A condition that establishes the difference between survival functions of the original example and the counterfactual is introduced. This condition is based on using a distance between mean times to event. It is shown that the counterfactual explanation problem can be reduced to a standard convex optimization problem with linear constraints when the explained black-box model is the Cox model. For other black-box models, it is proposed to apply the well-known Particle Swarm Optimization algorithm. Numerical experiments with real and synthetic data demonstrate the proposed method.
Volume 25, Issue 3 (2014), pp. 485–503
Color quantization is the process of reducing the number of colors in a digital image. The main objective of quantization process is that significant information should be preserved while reducing the color of an image. In other words, quantization process shouldn't cause significant information loss in the image. In this paper, a short review of color quantization is presented and a new color quantization method based on artificial bee colony algorithm (ABC) is proposed. The performance of the proposed method is evaluated by comparing it with the performance of the most widely used quantization methods such as K-means, Fuzzy C Means (FCM), minimum variance and particle swarm optimization (PSO). The obtained results indicate that the proposed method is superior to the others.