Evaluating learning algorithms to support human rule evaluation based on objective rule evaluation indices

H. Abe, S. Tsumoto, M. Ohsaki, T. Yamaguchi

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In this paper, we present an evaluation of learning algorithms of a novel rule evaluation support method for post-processing of mined results with rule evaluation models based on objective indices. Post-processing of mined results is one of the key processes in a data mining process. However, it is difficult for human experts to completely evaluate several thousands of rules from a large dataset with noise. To reduce the costs in such rule evaluation task, we have developed a rule evaluation support method with rule evaluation models that learn from a dataset. This dataset comprises objective indices for mined classification rules and evaluation by a human expert for each rule. To evaluate performances of learning algorithms for constructing the rule evaluation models, we have done a case study on the meningitis data mining as an actual problem. Furthermore, we have also evaluated our method with ten rule sets obtained from ten UCI datasets. With regard to these results, we show the availability of our rule evaluation support method for human experts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S285-S296
JournalData Science Journal
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 10
Externally publishedYes


  • Data mining
  • Objective rule evaluation index
  • Post-processing
  • Rule evaluation support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications


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