Optimizing FunctionalNetworkRepresentation of Multivariate Time Series

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By combining complex network theory and data mining techniques, we provide objective criteria for optimization of the functional network representation of generic multivariate time series. In particular, we propose a method for the principled selection of the thresh- old value for functional network reconstruction from raw data, and for proper identification of the network’s indicators that unveil the most discriminative information on the system for classification purposes. We illustrate our method by analysing networks of functional brain activity of healthy subjects, and patients suffering from Mild Cognitive Impairment, an intermediate stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more pronounced decline of dementia. We discuss extensions of the scope of the proposed method- ology to network engineering purposes, and to other data mining tasks.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)630-635
JournalScientific Reports
Issue numberNA
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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