Yang, Jihoon and Honavar, Vasant (1997) Feature Subset Selection Using a Genetic Algorithm. Technical Report TR97-02a, Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University.
Feature Subset Selection Using a Genetic Algorithm
Jihoon Yang and Vasant Honavar
Artificial Intelligence Research Group
Department of Computer Science
226 Atanasoff Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Practical pattern classification and knowledge discovery problems require
selection of a subset of attributes or features (from a much larger set)
to represent the patterns to be classified. This paper presents an
approach to the multi-criteria optimization problem of feature subset
selection using a genetic algorithm. Our experiments demonstrate the
feasibility of this approach for feature subset selection in automated
design of neural networks for pattern classification and knowledge discovery.
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