The segmentation of time-series is a constrained clustering problem: the data points should be grouped by their similarity, but with the constraint that all points in a cluster must come from successive time points. The changes of the variables of a time-series are usually vague and do not focused on any particular time point. Therefore it is not practical to define crisp bounds of the segments. Although fuzzy clustering algorithms are widely used to group overlapping and vague objects, they cannot be directly applied to time-series segmentation. This paper proposes a clustering algorithm for the simultaneous identification of fuzzy sets which represent the segments in time and the local PCA models used to measure the homogeneity of the segments. The algorithm is applied to the monitoring of the production of high-density polyethylene.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science(all)