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The Use of Heuristics in Decision Tree Learning Optimization

Elma Kolçe (Çela), Neki Frasheri , , ,
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Abstract
— Decision tree algorithms are among the most popular techniques for dealing with classification problems in different areas. Decision tree learning offers tools to discover relationships, patterns and knowledge from data in databases. As the volume of data in databases is growing up very quickly, the process of building decision trees on such databases becomes a quite complex task. The problem with decision trees is to find the right splitting criterion in order to be more efficient and to get the highest accuracy. Different approaches for this problem have been proposed by researchers, using heuristic search algorithms. Heuristic search algorithms can help to find optimal solutions where the search space is simply too large to be explored comprehensively. This paper is an attempt to summarize the proposed approaches for decision tree learning with emphasis on optimization of constructed trees by using heuristic search algorithms. We will focus our study on four of the most popular heuristic search algorithms, such as hill climbing, simulated annealing, tabu search and genetic algorithms.


Citation
Elma Kolçe (Çela),Neki Frasheri."The Use of Heuristics in Decision Tree Learning Optimization". International Journal of Computer Engineering In Research Trends (IJCERT) ,ISSN:2349-7084 ,Vol.1, Issue 03,pp.127-130, SEPTEMBER - 2014, URL :https://ijcert.org/ems/ijcert_papers/V1I32.pdf,


Keywords : decision trees, genetic algorithms, heuristics, hill-climbing, simulated annealing, tabu search

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