International Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Computing(IJMSC)

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IJMSC Vol.6, No.1, Feb. 2020

Ferrer diagram based partitioning technique to decision tree using genetic algorithm

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Pavan Sai Diwakar Nutheti, Narayan Hasyagar, Rajashree Shettar, Shankru Guggari, Umadevi V

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Data mining, Decision tree, Ferrer diagram, Vertical Partitioning.


Decision tree is a known classification technique in machine learning. It is easy to understand and interpret and widely used in known real world applications. Decision tree (DT) faces several challenges such as class imbalance, overfitting and curse of dimensionality. Current study addresses curse of dimensionality problem using partitioning technique. It uses partitioning technique, where features are divided into multiple sets and assigned into each block based on mutual exclusive property. It uses Genetic algorithm to select the features and assign the features into each block based on the ferrer diagram to build multiple CART decision tree. Majority voting technique used to combine the predicted class from the each classifier and produce the major class as output. The novelty of the method is evaluated   with 4 datasets from UCI repository and shows approximately 9%, 3% and 5% improvement as compared with CART, Bagging and Adaboost techniques.

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Pavan Sai Diwakar Nutheti, Narayan Hasyagar, Rajashree Shettar, Shankru Guggari,  Umadevi V,"Ferrer diagram based partitioning technique to decision tree using genetic algorithm", International Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Computing(IJMSC), Vol.6, No.1, pp.25-32, 2020. DOI: 10.5815/ijmsc.2020.01.03


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