Emmanouilidis, Christos and Hunter, Andrew and MacIntyre, John (2000) A multiobjective evolutionary setting for feature selection and a commonality-based crossover operator. In: 2000 Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 16th-19th July 2000, La Jolla, CA, USA.
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|Abstract:||Abstract- Feature subset selection is a common and key problem in many classification and regression tasks. It can be viewed as a multi-objective optimisation problem, since, in the simplest case, it involves feature subset size minimisation and performance maximisation. Here, a multiobjective evolutionary approach is proposed for feature selection. A novel commonality-based crossover operator is introduced and placed in the multiobjective evolutionary setting. This specialised operator helps to preserve building blocks with promising performance. The multiobjective evolutionary algothim employs the novel crossover operator in order to evolve a diverse population of feature subsets with different subset size/performance trade-offs. Selection bias reduction is achieved by means of resampling. We argue that this is a generic approach, which can be used in many modelling problems. It is applied to feature selection on different neural network architectures. Results from experiments with high dimensional benchmarking data sets are given.|
|Date Deposited:||23 Jun 2009 14:55|
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