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**Forecasting seasonal time series with multilayer perceptrons - an empirical evaluation of input vector specifications for deterministic seasonality.** / Crone, S.; Kourentzes, N.

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Crone, S & Kourentzes, N 2009, Forecasting seasonal time series with multilayer perceptrons - an empirical evaluation of input vector specifications for deterministic seasonality. in R Stahlbock, SF Crone & S Lessmann (eds), * Proceedings of The 2009 International Conference on Data Mining, DMIN 2009, July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, USA. .* CSREA Press, pp. 232-238.

Crone, S., & Kourentzes, N. (2009). Forecasting seasonal time series with multilayer perceptrons - an empirical evaluation of input vector specifications for deterministic seasonality. In R. Stahlbock, S. F. Crone, & S. Lessmann (Eds.), * Proceedings of The 2009 International Conference on Data Mining, DMIN 2009, July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, USA. *(pp. 232-238). CSREA Press.

Crone S, Kourentzes N. Forecasting seasonal time series with multilayer perceptrons - an empirical evaluation of input vector specifications for deterministic seasonality. In Stahlbock R, Crone SF, Lessmann S, editors, Proceedings of The 2009 International Conference on Data Mining, DMIN 2009, July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, USA. . CSREA Press. 2009. p. 232-238

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