Genetic Programming for Attribute Construction in Data Mining

Otero, Fernando E.B. and Silva, Monique M.S and Freitas, Alex A. and Nievola, Julio C. (2003) Genetic Programming for Attribute Construction in Data Mining. In: Ryan, Conor and Keijzer, Maarten and Poli, Riccardo and Soule, Terence and Tsang, Edward and Costa, Ernesto, eds. Lecture Notes In Computer Science. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2610. Springer-Verlag pp. 384-393. ISBN 978-3-540-00971-9. E-ISBN 978-3-540-36599-0. (doi: (Full text available)

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For a given data set, its set of attributes defines its data space representation. The quality of a data space representation is one of the most important factors influencing the performance of a data mining algorithm. The attributes defining the data space can be inadequate, making it difficult to discover high-quality knowledge. In order to solve this problem, this paper proposes a Genetic Programming algorithm developed for attribute construction. This algorithm constructs new attributes out of the original attributes of the data set, performing an important preprocessing step for the subsequent application of a data mining algorithm.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled keywords: genetic programming, data mining, classification
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Fernando Otero
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:01 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 01:17 UTC
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