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By Rodrigo C. Barros, André C.P.L.F de Carvalho, Alex A. Freitas

Presents an in depth research of the most important layout parts that represent a top-down decision-tree induction set of rules, together with points akin to cut up standards, preventing standards, pruning and the methods for facing lacking values. while the tactic nonetheless hired these days is to take advantage of a 'generic' decision-tree induction set of rules whatever the information, the authors argue at the merits bias-fitting process may well deliver to decision-tree induction, during which the last word target is the automated new release of a decision-tree induction set of rules adapted to the applying area of curiosity. For such, they talk about how you can successfully notice the main compatible set of elements of decision-tree induction algorithms to house a large choice of purposes in the course of the paradigm of evolutionary computation, following the emergence of a singular box referred to as hyper-heuristics.

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The weighted sum of standard deviations of each partition should be as small as possible. Thus, partitioning the instance space according to a particular attribute ai should provide partitions whose target attribute variance is small (once again we are interested in minimizing the within-partition variance). Observe that minimizing the second term in SDR is equivalent to minimizing wMSE, but in SDR we are using the partition standard deviation (σ) as a similarity criterion whereas in wMSE we are using the partition variance (σ 2 ).

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A pruning method receives as input an unpruned tree T and outputs a decision tree T formed by removing one or more subtrees from T . It replaces non-terminal nodes by leaf nodes according to a given heuristic. Next, we present the six most well-known pruning methods for decision trees [13, 32]: (1) reduced-error pruning; (2) pessimistic error pruning; (3) minimum error pruning; (4) critical-value pruning; (5) cost-complexity pruning; and (6) error-based pruning. 1 Reduced-Error Pruning Reduced-error pruning is a conceptually simple strategy proposed by Quinlan [94].

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