Prediction of housing deficit in Mérida, Venezuela, by artificial neural networks
This work combines the tools of Radial Basis Function (RBF) and Multivariate Analysis to predict insufficient housing supply in the state of Merida, Venezuela. An alternative indicator to the commonly one used was built in order to evaluate this phenomenon. Data covering the number of families at the same house, house property, overcrowding level, housing physical condition, and public utilities condition were extracted from The Household Sampling Survey (HSS), 1994-2005. It is outstanding that RBF showed an acceptable level of effectiveness and capacity of adapting itself to this kind of problem. In general, results obtained during training and generalization stages reached very low average quadratic errors, a good level of success in the prognosis and robustness of the trained models.
Volume (Year): 35 (2010)
Issue (Month): 29 (January-june)
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