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Feature Weighting and Selection - A Novel Genetic Evolutionary Approach

Authors: Serkawt Khola


A feature weighting and selection method is proposed which uses the structure of a weightless neuron and exploits the principles that govern the operation of Genetic Algorithms and Evolution. Features are coded onto chromosomes in a novel way which allows weighting information regarding the features to be directly inferred from the gene values. The proposed method is significant in that it addresses several problems concerned with algorithms for feature selection and weighting as well as providing significant advantages such as speed, simplicity and suitability for real-time systems.

Keywords: Genetic Algorithm, Feature Weighting, pattern recognition, weightless neuron

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