Using Genetic Algorithms for Data Mining Optimization in an Educational Web-Based System
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- Minaei-Bidgoli B., Punch W.F. (2003) Using Genetic Algorithms for Data Mining Optimization in an Educational Web-Based System. In: Cantú-Paz E. et al. (eds) Genetic and Evolutionary Computation — GECCO 2003. GECCO 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2724. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
This paper presents an approach for classifying students in order to predict their final grade based on features extracted from logged data in an education web-based system. A combination of multiple classifiers leads to a significant improvement in classification performance. Through weighting the feature vectors using a Genetic Algorithm we can optimize the prediction accuracy and get a marked improvement over raw classification. It further shows that when the number of features is few; feature weighting is works better than just feature selection.
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