Soft Clustering Based on Hybrid Bayesian Networks in Socioecological Cartography

  • R. F. Ropero
  • P. A. Aguilera
  • R. Rumí
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8480)


The interactions between nature and society need new tools capable of dealing with the inherent complexity and heterogeneity of the territory. Traditional clustering methodologies have been applied to solve this problem. Although these return adequate results, soft clustering based on hybrid Bayesian networks, returns more detailed results. Moreover their probabilistic nature delivers additional advantages. The main contribution of this paper, is to apply this tool to obtain the socioecological cartography of a Mediterranean watershed. The results are compared to a traditional agglomerative clustering.


Bayesian Network Environmental System Research Institute Probabilistic Cluster Probabilistic Graphical Model Traditional Cluster 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. F. Ropero
    • 1
  • P. A. Aguilera
    • 1
  • R. Rumí
    • 2
  1. 1.Dpt. Biology and GeologyUniversity of AlmeríaSpain
  2. 2.Dpt. of MathematicsUniversity of AlmeríaSpain

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