Introduction of pruning based on measures of association in the expansion phase of the induction algorithm CART: a case study of pre-university orientation for Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdelah University
by Imane Satauri; Omar El Beqqali
International Journal of Society Systems Science (IJSSS), Vol. 9, No. 2, 2017

Abstract: Determining the right size of the tree is a crucial operation in the construction of a decision tree on the basis of a large volume of data. It largely determines its performance during its deployment in the population. This, in fact, considers the avoidance of two extremes: the sub-study, defined by a reduced tree, poorly capturing relevant information of the learning data; the over-learning, defined by an exaggerated size of the tree, capturing the specifics of the learning data, characteristics that can not be transposed in the population. In both cases, we have a less performing prediction model. This paper presents an approach of indirect pre-pruning introduced within the algorithm classification and regression tree (CART) expansion phase; it is based on the rules generated from the decision tree and uses validation criteria inspired from the data mining techniques to discover association rules.

Online publication date: Fri, 28-Jul-2017

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