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J Biomed Inform. 2004 Aug;37(4):285-92.

A greedy algorithm for supervised discretization.

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Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Boston, MA 02125, USA. rickb@cs.umb.edu <rickb@cs.umb.edu>

Abstract

We present a greedy algorithm for supervised discretization using a metric defined on the space of partitions of a set of objects. This proposed technique is useful for preparing the data for classifiers that require nominal attributes. Experimental work on decision trees and naïve Bayes classifiers confirm the efficacy of the proposed algorithm.

PMID:
15465481
DOI:
10.1016/j.jbi.2004.07.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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