Weighting of Attributes in an Embedded Rough Approach

  • Urszula Stańczyk
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 242)


In an embedded approach to feature selection and reduction, a mechanism determining their choice constitutes a part of an inductive learning algorithm, as happens for example in construction of decision trees, artificial neural networks with pruning, or rough sets with activated relative reducts. The paper presents the embedded solution based on assumed weights for reducts and measures defined for conditional attributes, where weighting of these attributes was used in their backward elimination for rule classifiers induced in Dominance-Based Rough Set Approach. The methodology is illustrated with a binary classification case of authorship attribution.


feature selection reduction embedded approach DRSA reducts weighting authorship attribution stylometry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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