MAS 2011 Proceeding

An efficient hybrid approach based on SVM and Binary ACO for feature Selection

Authors:   O. Kadri, L. H. Mouss, F. Merah, A.Abdelhadi, M. D. Mouss


One of the most important techniques in data pre- processing for classification is feature selection. In this paper, we propose a novel hybrid algorithm for feature selection based on a binary ant colony and SVM. The final subset selection is attained through the elimination of the features that produce noise or, are strictly correlated with other already selected features. Our algorithm can improve classification accuracy with a small and appropriate feature subset. Proposed algorithm is easily implemented and because of use of a simple filter in that, its computational complexity is very low. The performance of the proposed algorithm is evaluated through a real Rotary Cement kiln dataset. The results show that our algorithm outperforms existing algorithms.

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