Does Memetic Approach Improve Global Induction of Regression and Model Trees?


Memetic algorithms are popular approaches to improve pure evolutionary methods. But were and when in the system the local search should be applied and does it really speed up evolutionary search is a still an open question. In this paper we investigate the influence of the memetic extensions on globally induced regression and model trees. These evolutionary induced trees in contrast to the typical top-down approaches globally search for the best tree structure, tests at internal nodes and models at the leaves. Specialized genetic operators together with local greedy search extensions allow to the efficient tree evolution. Fitness function is based on the Bayesian information criterion and mitigate the over-fitting problem. The proposed method is experimentally validated on synthetical and real-life datasets and preliminary results show that to some extent memetic approach successfully improve evolutionary induction.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29353-5_20

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@inproceedings{Czajkowski2012DoesMA, title={Does Memetic Approach Improve Global Induction of Regression and Model Trees?}, author={Marcin Czajkowski and Marek Kretowski}, booktitle={ICAISC}, year={2012} }