Sensitivity analysis of the optimal solutions to Huff-type competitive location and design problems

A chain wants to set up a single new facility in a planar market where similar facilities of competitors, and possibly of its own chain, are already present. Fixed demand points split their demand probabilistically over all facilities in the market proportionally with their attraction to each facility, determined by the different perceived qualities of … Read more

Kernel Support Vector Regression with imprecise output

We consider a regression problem where uncertainty affects to the dependent variable of the elements of the database. A model based on the standard epsilon-Support Vector Regression approach is given, where two hyperplanes need to be constructed to predict the interval-valued dependent variable. By using the Hausdorff distance to measure the error between predicted and … Read more

Building separating concentric balls to solve a multi-instance classification problem

In this work, we consider a classification problem where the objects to be classified are bags of instances which are vectors measuring d different attributes. The classification rule is defined in terms of a ball, whose center and radius are the parameters to be computed. Given a bag, it is assigned to the positive class … Read more

Support Vector Regression for imprecise data

In this work, a regression problem is studied where the elements of the database are sets with certain geometrical properties. In particular, our model can be applied to handle data affected by some kind of noise or uncertainty and interval-valued data, and databases with missing values as well. The proposed formulation is based on the … Read more

Classification problems with imprecise data through separating hyperplanes

We consider a supervised classification problem in which the elements to be classified are sets with certain geometrical properties. In particular, this model can be applied to deal with data affected by some kind of noise and in the case of interval-valued data. Two classification rules, a fuzzy one and a crisp one, are defined … Read more

Locating a semi-obnoxious facility with repelling polygonal regions

In this work, a semi-obnoxious facility must be located in the Euclidean plane to give service to a group of customers. Simultaneously, a set of populated areas, with shapes approximated via polygons, must be protected from the negative effects derived from that facility. The problem is formulated as a margin maximization model, following a strategy … Read more

Optimal distance separating halfspace

One recently proposed criterion to separate two datasets in discriminant analysis, is to use a hyperplane which minimises the sum of distances to it from all the misclassified data points. Here all distances are supposed to be measured by way of some fixed norm,while misclassification means lying on the wrong side of the hyperplane, or … Read more