Special Issue "Symbolic Entropy Analysis and Its Applications"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017)
Prof. Dr. Raúl Alcaraz Martínez
Biomedical Engineering Research Group, Department of Electronic, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Campus
Universitario, 16071 Cuenca, Spain
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Interests: entropy; complexity; information theory; information geometry; fractals; source separation; nonlinear dynamics; computational mathematics and statistics in medicine; biomedical time series analysis; cardiac signal processing
Symbolic data analysis is a relatively recent methodology that has received a great deal of attention in the last few years. Indeed, this kind of analysis has been applied to a wide variety of scenarios, including astrophysics and geophysics, biology and medicine, fluid flow, chemistry, mechanical systems, artificial intelligence, communication systems, and, recently, data mining. Briefly, symbolic analysis involves transformation of the original time series into a series of discrete symbols that are processed to extract useful information about the state of the system generating the process. Numerous ways to characterize the resulting series of symbols have been proposed to date. Indeed, several entropy-based metrics have been used for this purpose, such as Shannon or Rényi entropies. Nonetheless, there remain opportunities for revealing novel and useful information by quantifying symbol sequence dynamics by information theory-based approaches. Hence, this Special Issue will try to provide a forum for summarizing the most recent applications within this context, as well as collecting new ways of computing symbolic dynamics from any kind of time series.
Prof. Dr. Raúl Alcaraz Martínez
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- Symbolic data analysis
- Symbolization approaches
- Symbolic Entropy
- Transfer Entropy
- Permutation Entropy
- Lempel-Ziv Complexity