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Neural Computation

November 15, 1997, Vol. 9, No. 8, Pages 1691-1709
(doi: 10.1162/neco.1997.9.8.1691)
© 1997 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Time-Series Segmentation Using Predictive Modular Neural Networks
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A predictive modular neural network method is applied to the problem of unsupervised time-series segmentation. The method consists of the concurrent application of two algorithms: one for source identification, the other for time-series classification. The source identification algorithm discovers the sources generating the time series, assigns data to each source, and trains one predictor for each source. The classification algorithm recursively computes a credit function for each source, based on the competition of the respective predictors, according to their predictive accuracy; the credit function is used for classification of the time-series observation at each time step. The method is tested by numerical experiments.