Nevill-Manning, C. G., Holmes, G. & Witten, I. H.(1995) The development of Holte's 1R Classifier. (Working paper 95/19). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science.
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The 1R procedure for machine learning is a very simple one that proves surprisingly effective on the standard datasets commonly used for evaluation. This paper describes the method and discusses two areas that can be improved: the way that intervals are formed when discretizing continuously-valued attributes, and the way that missing values are treated. Then we show how the algorithm can be extended to avoid a problem endemic to most practical machine learning algorithms—their frequent dismissal of an attribute as irrelevant when in fact it is highly relevant when combined with other attributes.
University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science
- 1995 Working Papers