WIT Press


A Multi-Criteria Approach For The Evaluation Of Rule Interestingness

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DATA980021

Volume

22

Pages

14

Published

1998

Size

1,418 kb

Author(s)

Alex A. Freitas

Abstract

This paper studies several criteria for evaluating rule interestingness. It first reviews some rule interestingness principles with respect to the widely-used criteria of coverage, completeness and confidence factor of a rule. It then considers several additional factors (or criteria) influencing rule interestingness that have been somewhat neglected in the literature on rule interestingness. As a result, this paper argues that rule interestingness measures should be extended to take into account the additional rule-quality factors of disjunct size, imbalance of the class distribution, attribute interestingness, misclassification costs and the asymmetry of classification rules. The paper also presents a case study on how a popular rule interestingness measure can be extended to take into

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