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Computational intelligence methods for financial time series modeling

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  • Nicos Pavlidis
  • Dimitrios K Tasoulis
  • Vassilis P. Plagianakos
  • Michael N. Vrahatis
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>07/2006
<mark>Journal</mark>International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
Issue number7
Volume16
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)2053–2062
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

In this paper, the combination of unsupervised clustering algorithms with feedforward neural networks in exchange rate time series forecasting is studied. Unsupervised clustering algorithms have the desirable property of deciding on the number of partitions required to accurately segment the input space during the clustering process, thus relieving the user from making this ad hoc choice. Combining this input space partitioning methodology with feedforward neural networks acting as local predictors for each identified cluster helps alleviate the problem of nonstationarity frequently encountered in real-life applications. An improvement in the one-step-ahead forecasting accuracy was achieved compared to a global feedforward neural network model for the time series of the exchange rate of the German Mark to the US Dollar.