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Title:A fuzzy-rough approach for generating classification rules
Authors: Qiang Shen ; Alexios Chouchoulas
Date:May 2002
Publication Title:Pattern Recognition
The generation of effective feature pattern-based classification rules is essential to the development of any intelligent classifier which is readily comprehensible to the user. This paper presents an approach that integrates a potentially powerful fuzzy rule induction algorithm with a rough set-assisted feature reduction method. The integrated rule generation mechanism maintains the underlying semantics of the feature set. Through the proposed integration, the original rule induction algorithm (or any other similar technique that generates descriptive fuzzy rules), which is sensitive to the dimensionality of the dataset, becomes usable on classifying patterns composed of a moderately large number of features. The resulting learned ruleset becomes manageable and may outperform rules learned using more features. This, as demonstrated with successful realistic applications, makes the present approach effective in handling real world problems.
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author = { Qiang Shen and Alexios Chouchoulas },
title = {A fuzzy-rough approach for generating classification rules},
year = 2002,
month = {May},

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