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Edited by Guido Deboeck, a leading exponent in the use of computation intelligence methods in finance and economic forecasting, and the originator of SOM, Teuvo Kohonen. An 8-page color section makes this book unique, colorful and exciting to read. Each chapter contains exercises and solutions, perfectly suited to aid self-study.
Table of Contents1: Applications.- 1 Let Financial Data Speak for Themselves.- 2 Projection of Long-term Interest Rates with Maps.- 3 Picking Mutual Funds with Self-Organizing Maps.- 4 Maps for Analyzing Failures of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.- 5 Self-Organizing Atlas of Russian Banks.- 6 Investment Maps of Emerging Markets.- 7 A Hybrid Neural Network System for Trading Financial Markets.- 8 Real Estate Investment Appraisal of Land Properties using SOM.- 9 Real Estate Investment Appraisal of Buildings using SOM.- 10 Differential Patterns in Consumer Purchase Preferences using Self-Organizing Maps: A Case Study of China.- 2: Methodology, Tools and Techniques.- 11 The SOM Methodology.- 12 Self-Organizing Maps of Large Document Collections.- 13 Software Tools for Self-Organizing Maps.- 14 Tips for Processing and Color-coding of Self-Organizing Maps.- 15 Best Practices in Data Mining using Self-Organizing Maps.- Notes.- Author Index.