Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Connectionist techniques to approach sustainability modelling

Marta Domingo, Núria Agell, Xavier Parra


When defining a context of sustainability, capturing the complexity of data and extracting as much information as possible are fundamental challenges. Normally, quantitative and qualitative indicators are defined. While the definition and calculation of the former is direct, the latter are
difficult to manage. This document provides tools based on connectionist techniques for
managing complex information combining the use of imprecise and qualitative variables. The application of these tools to evaluate non-numerical sustainability indicators is presented. The results obtained in some first approaches are briefly presented to illustrate the connectionist paradigm.

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