%0 Journal Article
	%A Fabio Fabris and  Alex A. Freitas
	%D 2018
	%J International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 139, 2018
	%T Meta-Learning for Hierarchical Classification and Applications in Bioinformatics
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10009269
	%V 139
	%X Hierarchical classification is a special type of classification task where the class labels are organised into a hierarchy, with more generic class labels being ancestors of more specific ones. Meta-learning for classification-algorithm recommendation consists of recommending to the user a classification algorithm, from a pool of candidate algorithms, for a dataset, based on the past performance of the candidate algorithms in other datasets. Meta-learning is normally used in conventional, non-hierarchical classification. By contrast, this paper proposes a meta-learning approach for more challenging task of hierarchical classification, and evaluates it in a large number of bioinformatics datasets. Hierarchical classification is especially relevant for bioinformatics problems, as protein and gene functions tend to be organised into a hierarchy of class labels. This work proposes meta-learning approach for
recommending the best hierarchical classification algorithm to a
hierarchical classification dataset. This work’s contributions are: 1)
proposing an algorithm for splitting hierarchical datasets into
new datasets to increase the number of meta-instances, 2) proposing
meta-features for hierarchical classification, and 3) interpreting
decision-tree meta-models for hierarchical classification algorithm
	%P 535 - 545