@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9353,
	  title     = {Discovering Complex Regularities: from Tree to Semi-Lattice Classifications},
	  author    = {A. Faro and  D. Giordano and  F. Maiorana},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Data mining uses a variety of techniques each of which
is useful for some particular task. It is important to have a deep
understanding of each technique and be able to perform sophisticated
analysis. In this article we describe a tool built to simulate a variation
of the Kohonen network to perform unsupervised clustering and
support the entire data mining process up to results visualization. A
graphical representation helps the user to find out a strategy to
optimize classification by adding, moving or delete a neuron in order
to change the number of classes. The tool is able to automatically
suggest a strategy to optimize the number of classes optimization, but
also support both tree classifications and semi-lattice organizations of
the classes to give to the users the possibility of passing from one
class to the ones with which it has some aspects in common.
Examples of using tree and semi-lattice classifications are given to
illustrate advantages and problems. The tool is applied to classify
macroeconomic data that report the most developed countries- import
and export. It is possible to classify the countries based on their
economic behaviour and use the tool to characterize the commercial
behaviour of a country in a selected class from the analysis of
positive and negative features that contribute to classes formation.
Possible interrelationships between the classes and their meaning are
also discussed.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering},
	  volume    = {2},
	  number    = {5},
	  year      = {2008},
	  pages     = {1658 - 1663},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9353},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/17},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 17, 2008},