Maximizing the Predictive Value of Production Rules

  title={Maximizing the Predictive Value of Production Rules},
  author={Sholom M. Weiss and Robert S. Galen and Prasad Tadepalli},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
A new method for empirical rule induction under conditions of uncertainty is described. The problem is to find the single best production rule of a fixed length for classification. Predictive value maximization ( PVM), a heuristic search procedure through the hypothesis space of conjunctions and disjunctions of variables and their cutoff values, is outlined. Examples are taken from laboratory medicine, where the goal is to find the best combination of tests for making a diagnosis. Resampling… CONTINUE READING