Feature Generation Using General Constructor Functions

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Feature Generation Using General Constructor Functions
Most classification algorithms receive as input a set of attributes of the classified objects. In many cases, however, the supplied set of attributes is not sufficient for creating an accurate, succinct and comprehensible representation of the target concept. To overcome this problem, researchers have proposed algorithms for automatic construction of features. The majority of these algorithms use a limited predefined set of operators for building new features. In this paper we propose a generalized and flexible framework that is capable of generating features from any given set of constructor functions. These can be domain-independent functions such as arithmetic and logic operators, or domain-dependent operators that rely on partial knowledge on the part of the user. The paper describes an algorithm which receives as input a set of classified objects, a set of attributes, and a specification for a set of constructor functions that contains their domains, ranges and properties. The al...
Shaul Markovitch, Dan Rosenstein
Added 22 Dec 2010
Updated 22 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2002
Where ML
Authors Shaul Markovitch, Dan Rosenstein
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