Real-Valued Negative Selection Algorithm with Variable-Sized Detectors

  • Zhou Ji
  • Dipankar Dasgupta
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3102)


A new scheme of detector generation and matching mechanism for negative selection algorithm is introduced featuring detectors with variable properties. While detectors can be variable in different ways using this concept, the paper describes an algorithm when the variable parameter is the size of the detectors in real-valued space. The algorithm is tested using synthetic and real-world datasets, including time series data that are transformed into multiple-dimensional data during the preprocessing phase. Preliminary results demonstrate that the new approach enhances the negative selection algorithm in efficiency and reliability without significant increase in complexity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhou Ji
    • 1
  • Dipankar Dasgupta
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalMemphisUSA
  2. 2.The University of MemphisMemphisUSA

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