Improved rule discovery performance on uncertainty

Mehmet R. Tolun, Hayri Sever, Mahmut Uludağ

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In this paper we describe the improved version of a novel rule induction algorithm, namely ILA. We first outline the basic algorithm, and then present how the algorithm is enhanced using the new evaluation metric that handles uncertainty in a given data set. In addition to having a faster induction than the original one, we believe that our contribution comes into picture with a new metric that allows users to define their preferences through a penalty factor. We use this penalty factor to tackle with over-fitting bias, which is inherently found in a great many of inductive algorithms. We compare the improved algorithm ILA-2 to a variety of induction algorithms, including ID3, OCI, C4.5, CN2, and ILA. According to our preliminary experimental work, the algorithm appears to be comparable to the well-known algorithms such as CN2 and C4.5 in terms of accuracy and size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch and Development in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining - 2nd Pacific-Asia Conference, PAKDD 1998, Proceedings
EditorsXindong Wu, Ramamohanarao Kotagiri, Kevin B. Korb
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540643834, 9783540643838
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, PAKDD 1998 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Apr 15 1998Apr 17 1998

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, PAKDD 1998

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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