High-impact software engineering journals are those considered to be highly influential in their respective fields. The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years. Developed a new approach based on Support Vector Machines (SVM) to model solids defined by a set of points on their surface. In problems of classification, regression and support of distribution, SVM are focused in the hyper-planes of maximum margin in the feature space. However, the forms that could be described by these surfaces when they return to the input space have not been studied in depth. In this paper, these surfaces are used to model complex objects, connected or non- connected, with a great amount of points, in order of tens of thousands, and with various topologies .Two constrains were kept: 1) The use of traditional algorithms of SVM theory; and 2) The design of the appropriate training sets from the object. This combination produced a novel tool and the results obtained illustrated the potential of the proposed method. Therefore, this new application of SVM of Vapnik is capable of creating surfaces of decision and estimation functions, which are well fitted to objects of complex topology. Modeling can be defined as the process of finding a mathematical function that best represents a set of given data from an experiment, with both precision and good generalization. In computer graphics, modeling allows to extend the knowledge of an object represented by a cloud of points. For example, an implicit model can be used to evaluate in a simple way the inside and the outside of an object.
Last date updated on June, 2014