Automatic generation of classification rules has been an increasingly popular technique in commercial applications such as Big Data analytics, rule based expert systems and decision making systems. However, a principal problem that arises with most methods for generation of classification rules is the overfit-ting of training data. When Big Data is dealt… (More)
Prism is a modular classification rule generation method based on the 'separate and conquer' approach that is alternative to the rule induction approach using decision trees also known as 'divide and conquer'. Prism often achieves a similar level of classification accuracy compared with decision trees, but tends to produce a more compact noise tolerant set… (More)
All papers of the present volume were peer reviewed by no less that two independent reviewers. Acceptance was granted when both reviewers' recommendations were positive.
Centroid and spread are commonly used approaches in ranking fuzzy numbers. Some experts rank fuzzy numbers using centroid or spread alone while others tend to integrate them together. Although a lot of methods for ranking fuzzy numbers that are related to both approaches have been presented, there are still limitations whereby the ranking obtained is… (More)