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An evolutionary rough feature selection algorithm is used for classifying microarray gene expression patterns. Since the data typically consist of a large number of redundant features, an initial redundancy reduction of the attributes is done to enable faster convergence. Rough set theory is employed to generate reducts, which represent the minimal sets of nonredundant features capable of discerning between all objects, in a multiobjective framework. The effectiveness of the algorithm is demonstrated on three cancer datasets.
Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:37 , Issue: 4 )
Date of Publication: July 2007