Automated and Weighted Self-Organizing Time Maps [article]

Peter Sarlin
2013 arXiv   pre-print
This paper proposes schemes for automated and weighted Self-Organizing Time Maps (SOTMs). The SOTM provides means for a visual approach to evolutionary clustering, which aims at producing a sequence of clustering solutions. This task we denote as visual dynamic clustering. The implication of an automated SOTM is not only a data-driven parametrization of the SOTM, but also the feature of adjusting the training to the characteristics of the data at each time step. The aim of the weighted SOTM is
more » ... o improve learning from more trustworthy or important data with an instance-varying weight. The schemes for automated and weighted SOTMs are illustrated on two real-world datasets: (i) country-level risk indicators to measure the evolution of global imbalances, and (ii) credit applicant data to measure the evolution of firm-level credit risks.
arXiv:1311.5763v1 fatcat:2p3eepgxnfgvpoibmjmxeduq5u