A Survey on Evolutionary Computation Approaches to Feature Selection

  title={A Survey on Evolutionary Computation Approaches to Feature Selection},
  author={Bing Xue and M. Zhang and W. Browne and X. Yao},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation},
  • Bing Xue, M. Zhang, +1 author X. Yao
  • Published 2016
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
  • Feature selection is an important task in data mining and machine learning to reduce the dimensionality of the data and increase the performance of an algorithm, such as a classification algorithm. However, feature selection is a challenging task due mainly to the large search space. A variety of methods have been applied to solve feature selection problems, where evolutionary computation (EC) techniques have recently gained much attention and shown some success. However, there are no… CONTINUE READING
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