Measuring Quality of Decision Rules Through Ranking of Conditional Attributes

  • Urszula StańczykEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 56)


One of the reasons for the wide popularity of rule classification systems is their ability to enhance understanding of mined data, and structures present in it. The discovered patterns are stated explicitly, which allows for more transparent descriptions of learned knowledge. To reach this goal of good descriptive and generalisation properties, induced rules need to be of a certain quality, which is typically measured by the predictive accuracy of the rule classifier. The paper presents research dedicated to measuring qualities of the inferred rules by taking into account a ranking of considered conditional attributes. Calculated quality measures along with supports of rules lead to construction of new classifiers, with improved parameters. The process is illustrated by a case of binary authorship attribution based on recognition of writing styles.


Decision rule Quality measure Conditional attribute Ranking of attributes Weights of attributes 



4eMka Software used for DRSA processing was developed at the Poznan University of Technology ( The research works presented in the paper were performed at the Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland within the project BK/RAu2/2016.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Silesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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