WIT Press

A Multi-Criteria Approach For The Evaluation Of Rule Interestingness

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

22

Pages

14

Published

1998

Size

1,418 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/DATA980021

Copyright

WIT Press

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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