In the task of classification, most learning methods are suitable only for certain data types. For the hybrid dataset consists of nominal and numeric attributes, to apply the learning algorithms, some attributes must be transformed into the appropriate types. This procedure could damage the nature of dataset. We propose a model tree approach to integrate several characteristically different learning methods to solve the classification problem. We employ the decision tree as the classification framework and incorporate support vector machines into the tree construction process. This design removes the discretization procedure usually necessary for tree construction while decision tree induction itself can deal with nominal attributes which may not be handled well by e.g., SVM methods. Experiments show that our purposed method has better performance than that of other competing learning methods.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|State||Published - 18 Oct 2005|
|Event||6th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning - IDEAL 2005 - Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 6 Jul 2005 → 8 Jul 2005