Resemblance Coefficient and a Quantum Genetic Algorithm for Feature Selection [chapter]

Gexiang Zhang, Laizhao Hu, Weidong Jin
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Feature selection is always an important and difficult issue in pattern recognition, machine learning and data mining. In this paper, a novel approach called resemblance coefficient feature selection (RCFS) is proposed. Definition, properties of resemblance coefficient (RC) and the evaluation criterion of the optimal feature subset are given firstly. Feature selection algorithm using RC criterion and a quantum genetic algorithm is described in detail. RCFS can decide automatically the minimal
more » ... mension of good feature vector and can select the optimal feature subset reliably and effectively. Then the efficient classifiers are designed using neural network. Finally, to bring into comparison, 3 methods, including RCFS, sequential forward selection using distance criterion (SFSDC) and a new method of feature selection (NMFS) presented by Tiejun Lu !! are used respectively to select the optimal feature subset from original feature set (OFS) composed of 16 features of radar emitter signals. The feature subsets, obtained from RCFS, SFSDC and NMFS, and OFS are employed respectively to recognize 10 typical radar emitter signals in a wide range of signal-to-noise rate. Experiment results show that RCFS not only lowers the dimension of feature vector greatly and simplifies the classifier design, but also achieves higher accurate recognition rate than SFSDC, NMFS and OFS, respectively.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30214-8_12 fatcat:fpkvyaxr7fb3lo4ncnzs4bp22u