Statistical evaluation of rough set dependency analysis

Autor(en): Duntsch, I
Gediga, G
Stichwörter: CLASSIFICATION; Computer Science; Computer Science, Cybernetics; Engineering; Ergonomics; Psychology; Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Erscheinungsdatum: 1997
Herausgeber: ACADEMIC PRESS LTD
Journal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN-COMPUTER STUDIES
Volumen: 46
Ausgabe: 5
Startseite: 589
Seitenende: 604
Zusammenfassung: 
Rough set data analysis (RSDA) has recently become a frequently studied symbolic method in data mining. Among other things, it is being used for the extraction of rules from databases; it is, however, not clear from within the methods of rough set analysis, whether the extracted rules are valid. In this paper, we suggest to enhance RSDA by two simple statistical procedures, both based on randomization techniques, to evaluate the validity of prediction based on the approximation quality of attributes of rough set dependency analysis. The first procedure tests the casualness of a prediction to ensure that the prediction is not based on only a few (casual) observations. The second procedure tests the conditional casualness of an attribute within a prediction rule. The procedures are applied to three data sets, originally published in the context of rough set analysis. We argue that several claims of these analyses need to be modified because of lacking validity, and that other possibly significant results were overlooked. (C) 1997 Academic Press Limited.
ISSN: 10715819
DOI: 10.1006/ijhc.1996.0105

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