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OROZCO, Mauricio; GARCIA, Marcelo E; DUIN, Robert P.W  and  CASTELLANOS, César G. DISSIMILARITY-BASED CLASSIFICATION OF SEISMIC SIGNALS AT NEVADO DEL RUIZ VOLCANO. Earth Sci. Res. J. [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.2, pp.57-66. ISSN 1794-6190.

Automatic classification of seismic signals has been typically carried out on feature-based representations. Recent research works have shown that constructing classifiers on dissimilarity representations is a more practical and, sometimes, a more accurate solution for some pattern recognition problems. In this paper, we consider Bayesian classifiers constructed on dissimilarity representations. We show that such classifiers are a feasible and reliable alternative for automatic classification of seismic signals. Our experiments were conducted on a dataset containing seismic signals recorded by two selected stations of the monitoring network at Nevado del Ruiz Volcano. Dissimilarity representations were constructed by calculating pairwise Euclidean distances and a non-Euclidean measure on the normalized spectra, which is based on the difference in area between spectral curves. Results show that even though Euclidean dissimilarities have advantageous properties, non-Euclidean measures can be beneficial for matching spectra of seismic signals.

Keywords : Classification; dissimilarity; Nevado del Ruiz Volcano; seismic signals.

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