International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Volume 4, Issue 4, June 2011, Pages 655 - 671

Feature Selection in Decision Systems Based on Conditional Knowledge Granularity

Authors
Tingquan Deng, Chengdong Yang, Qinghua Hu
Corresponding Author
Tingquan Deng
Received 18 June 2010, Accepted 15 February 2011, Available Online 1 June 2011.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2011.4.4.21How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Conditional knowledge granularity, Rough sets, Attribute reduction, Feature selection, Rough communication
Abstract

Feature selection is an important technique for dimension reduction in machine learning and pattern recognition communities. Feature evaluation functions play essential roles in constructing feature selection algorithms. This paper introduces a new notion of knowledge granularity, called conditional knowledge granularity, reflecting relationship between conditional attributes and decision attribute. An evaluation function to measure significance of conditional attributes is proposed and equivalent characterization of attribute reduction is established based on the conditional knowledge granularity. An optimal algorithm for feature selection is developed on the basis of the proposed evaluation function. Furthermore, a novel approach to performing feature selection in an inconsistent decision system is put forward through establishing a rough communication between the inconsistent decision system and a consistent decision system. Simulated experiments verifies feasibility and efficiency of the proposed technique.

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Journal
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Volume-Issue
4 - 4
Pages
655 - 671
Publication Date
2011/06/01
ISSN (Online)
1875-6883
ISSN (Print)
1875-6891
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2011.4.4.21How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2011, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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