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JCP 2009 Vol.4(8): 713-720 ISSN: 1796-203X
doi: 10.4304/jcp.4.8.713-720

A Hybrid System Approach to Determine the Ranking of a Debutant Country in Eurovision

Alberto Ochoa1, Angel E. Muñoz-Zavala2, Arturo Hernández-Aguirre2
1Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Chi, México
2Angel E. Muñoz-Zavala and Arturo Hernández-Aguirre Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, Guanajuato, México


Abstract—The goal of the present work is to apply the computational properties of cultural technology, such as data mining and, to propose the solution of a real problem about society modeling: the Eurovision Song Contest. We analyze the voting behavior and ratings of judges using data mining techniques. The dataset makes it possible to analyze the determinants of success, and gives a rare opportunity to run a direct test of vote trading from logrolling. We show that they are rather driven by linguistic and cultural proximities between singers and voting countries. With this information it is possible to predict the rank of a new country, distributing a number of votes of all the participants. A computer model is proposed and solved using a technique based on Particle Swarm Optimization.

Index Terms—PESO, particle swarm optimization, data mining, social modeling

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Cite: Alberto Ochoa, Angel E. Muñoz-Zavala, Arturo Hernández-Aguirre, "A Hybrid System Approach to Determine the Ranking of a Debutant Country in Eurovision," Journal of Computers vol. 4, no. 8, pp. 713-720, 2009.

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ISSN: 1796-203X
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Liansheng Tan
Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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