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  • Name

    Carlos Ferreira
  • Cluster

    Computer Science
  • Role

    Project Leader
  • Since

    01st January 2010
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Publications

2018

Agribusiness Intelligence: Grape Production Forecast Using Data Mining Techniques

Authors
de Oliveira, RC; Moreira, JM; Ferreira, CA;

Publication
Trends and Advances in Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3 [WorldCIST'18, Naples, Italy, March 27-29, 2018].

Abstract
The agribusiness volatility is related to the uncertainty of the environment, rising demand, falling prices and new technologies. However, generation of agriculture data has increased over past years and can be used for a growing number of applications of data mining techniques in agriculture. The multidisciplinary approach of integrating computer science with agriculture will support the necessary decisions to be taken in order to mitigate risks and maximize profits. The present study analyzes different methods of regression applied in the study case of grapes production forecast. The selected methods were multivariate linear regression, regression trees, lasso and random forest. Their performance were compared against the predictions obtained by the company through the mean squared error and the coefficient of variation. The four regression methods used obtained better predictive results than the method used by the company with statistical significance < 0.5%. © Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018.

2017

Classifying Heart Sounds Using Images of MFCC and Temporal Features

Authors
Nogueira, DM; Ferreira, CA; Jorge, AM;

Publication
Progress in Artificial Intelligence - 18th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA 2017, Porto, Portugal, September 5-8, 2017, Proceedings

Abstract
Phonocardiogram signals contain very useful information about the condition of the heart. It is a method of registration of heart sounds, which can be visually represented on a chart. By analyzing these signals, early detections and diagnosis of heart diseases can be done. Intelligent and automated analysis of the phonocardiogram is therefore very important, to determine whether the patient’s heart works properly or should be referred to an expert for further evaluation. In this work, we use electrocardiograms and phonocardiograms collected simultaneously, from the Physionet challenge database, and we aim to determine whether a phonocardiogram corresponds to a “normal” or “abnormal” physiological state. The main idea is to translate a 1D phonocardiogram signal into a 2D image that represents temporal and Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients features. To do that, we develop a novel approach that uses both features. First we segment the phonocardiogram signals with an algorithm based on a logistic regression hidden semi-Markov model, which uses the electrocardiogram signals as reference. After that, we extract a group of features from the time and frequency domain (Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients) of the phonocardiogram. Then, we combine these features into a two-dimensional time-frequency heat map representation. Lastly, we run a binary classifier to learn a model that discriminates between normal and abnormal phonocardiogram signals. In the experiments, we study the contribution of temporal and Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients features and evaluate three classification algorithms: Support Vector Machines, Convolutional Neural Network, and Random Forest. The best results are achieved when we map both temporal and Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients features into a 2D image and use the Support Vector Machines with a radial basis function kernel. Indeed, by including both temporal and Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients features, we obtain sligthly better results than the ones reported by the challenge participants, which use large amounts of data and high computational power. © Springer International Publishing AG 2017.

2017

Acute Kidney Injury Detection: An Alarm System to Improve Early Treatment

Authors
Nogueira, AR; Ferreira, CA; Gama, J;

Publication
Foundations of Intelligent Systems - 23rd International Symposium, ISMIS 2017, Warsaw, Poland, June 26-29, 2017, Proceedings

Abstract

2016

Automatic Classification of Anuran Sounds Using Convolutional Neural Networks

Authors
Colonna, J; Peet, T; Ferreira, CA; Jorge, AM; Gomes, EF; Gama, J;

Publication
Proceedings of the Ninth International C* Conference on Computer Science & Software Engineering, C3S2E '16, Porto, Portugal, July 20-22, 2016

Abstract
Anurans (frogs or toads) are closely related to the ecosystem and they are commonly used by biologists as early indicators of ecological stress. Automatic classification of anurans, by processing their calls, helps biologists analyze the activity of anurans on larger scale. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) can be used for gathering data automatically over a large area. WSNs usually set restrictions on computing and transmission power for extending the network's lifetime. Deep Learning algorithms have gathered a lot of popularity in recent years, especially in the field of image recognition. Being an eager learner, a trained Deep Learning model does not need a lot of computing power and could be used in hardware with limited resources. This paper investigates the possibility of using Convolutional Neural Networks with Mel-Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCCs) as input for the task of classifying anuran sounds. © 2016 ACM.

2015

Exploring multi-relational temporal databases with a propositional sequence miner

Authors
Ferreira, CA; Gama, J; Costa, VS;

Publication
Progress in AI

Abstract