TITLE

A Rule Extraction Algorithm That Scales Between Fidelity and Comprehensibility

AUTHOR(S)
Sonai Muthu Anbananthen, Kalaiarasi; Chan Huan Pheng, Fabian; Subramaniam, Subhacini; Sayeed, Shohel; Eldin Abdu Ali Abusham, Eimad
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
Asian Journal of Scientific Research;2012, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p121
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Fidelity and comprehensibility are the common measures used in the evaluation of rules extracted from neural networks. However, these two measures are found to be inverse relations of one another. Since the needs of comprehensibility or fidelity may vary depending on the user or application, this paper presented a significance based rule extraction algorithm that allows a user set parameter to scale between the desired degree of fidelity and comprehensibility of the rules extracted. A detailed explanation and example application of this algorithm is presented as well as experimental results on several neural network ensembles.
ACCESSION #
75899606

 

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