Inducing decision trees with an ant colony optimization algorithm

  title={Inducing decision trees with an ant colony optimization algorithm},
  author={Fernando E. B. Otero and Alex Alves Freitas and Colin G. Johnson},
  journal={Appl. Soft Comput.},
Decision trees have been widely used in data mining and machine learning as a comprehensible knowledge representation. While ant colony optimization (ACO) algorithms have been successfully applied to extract classification rules, decision tree induction with ACO algorithms remains an almost unexplored research area. In this paper we propose a novel ACO algorithm to induce decision trees, combining commonly used strategies from both traditional decision tree induction algorithms and ACO. The… CONTINUE READING
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