WIT Press

The RULES-4 Incremental Inductive Learning Algorithm

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AI970461

Volume

19

Pages

14

Published

1997

Size

58 kb

Author(s)

D.T. Pham & S.S. Dimov

Abstract

This paper describes RULES-4, a new algorithm for incremental inductive learning from the \“RULES” family of automatic rule extraction systems. This algorithm is the first incremental learning system in the family. It has a number of advantages over well known non-incremental schemes. It allows the stored knowledge to be updated and refined rapidly when new examples are available. The induction of rules for two bench mark pattern classification problems is employed to test the algorithm. The results obtained have shown that the accuracy of the extracted rule sets is commensurate with the accuracy of the rule set obtained using a nonincremental algorithm. 1 Introduction Methods for inducing concept descriptions from examples can help

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