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Unsupervised Feature Selection Based on the Distribution of Features Attributed to Imbalanced Data Sets
Mina Alibeigi, Sattar Hashemi, Ali Hamzeh
Pages - 14 - 22     |    Revised - 31-03-2011     |    Published - 04-04-2011
Volume - 2   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - March / April 2011  Table of Contents
Feature, Feature Selection, Filter Approach, Imbalanced Data Set
Since dealing with high dimensional data is computationally complex and sometimes even intractable, recently several feature reductions methods have been developed to reduce the dimensionality of the data in order to simplify the calculation analysis in various applications such as text categorization, signal processing, image retrieval, gene expressions and etc. Among feature reduction techniques, feature selection is one the most popular methods due to the preservation of the original features. However, most of the current feature selection methods do not have a good performance when fed on imbalanced data sets which are pervasive in real world applications. In this paper, we propose a new unsupervised feature selection method attributed to imbalanced data sets, which will remove redundant features from the original feature space based on the distribution of features. To show the effectiveness of the proposed method, popular feature selection methods have been implemented and compared. Experimental results on the several imbalanced data sets, derived from UCI repository database, illustrate the effectiveness of our proposed methods in comparison with the other compared methods in terms of both accuracy and the number of selected features.
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Miss Mina Alibeigi
University - Iran
Dr. Sattar Hashemi
Shiraz University - Iran
Dr. Ali Hamzeh
Shiraz University - Iran

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