A scalable artificial immune system model for dynamic unsupervised learning


Artificial Immune System (AIS) models offer a promising approach to data analysis and pattern recognition. However, in order to achieve a desired learning capability (for example detecting all clusters in a dat set), current models require the storage and manipulation of a large network of B Cells (with a number often exceeding the number of data points in addition to all the pairwise links between these B Cells). Hence, current AIS models are far from being scalable, which makes them of limited use, even for medium size data sets. We propose a new scalable AIS learning approach that exhibits superior learning abilities, while at the same time, requiring modest memory and computational costs. Like the natural immune system, the strongest advantage of immune based learning compared to current approaches is expected to be its ease of adaptation in dynamic environments. We illustrate the ability of the proposed approach in detecting clusters in noisy data. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003.

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Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)