A support for decision-making: Cost-sensitive learning system Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This paper investigates a machine learning (ML) algorithm for supporting a decision-making system that is able to handle diagnostic problems. The input data are expressed by solved cases of patients' diagnoses, and the output is formed by a set of decision rules which may be directly exploited for a decision support. We have chosen the methodology of covering ML algorithms, namely the CN2 algorithm, as a starting point, and designed and implemented a certain extension of CN2 that comprises: advanced discretizing numerical attributes and incorporating attribute cost to economize the classification.

publication date

  • February 1994