A Simple, Fast, and Effictive Rule Learner

  title={A Simple, Fast, and Effictive Rule Learner},
  author={William W. Cohen and Yoram Singer},
We describe SLIPPER~ a new rule learner that generates rulesets by repeatedly boosting a simple, greedy, rule-builder. Like the rulesets built by other rule learners, the ensemble of rules created by SLIPPER is compact and comprehensible. This is made possible by imposing appropriate constraints on the rule-builder, and by use of a recently-proposed generalization of Adaboost called confidence-rated boosting. In spite of its relative simplicity, SLIPPER is highly scalable, and an effective… CONTINUE READING
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