Monotonicity in Ant Colony Classification Algorithms [chapter]

James Brookhouse, Fernando E. B. Otero
2016 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Classification algorithms generally do not use existing domain knowledge during model construction. The creation of models that conflict with existing knowledge can reduce model acceptance, as users have to trust the models they use. Domain knowledge can be integrated into algorithms using semantic constraints to guide model construction. This paper proposes an extension to an existing ACO-based classification rule learner to create lists of monotonic classification rules. The proposed
more » ... was compared to a majority classifier and the Ordinal Learning Model (OLM) monotonic learner. Our results show that the proposed algorithm successfully outperformed OLM's predictive accuracy while still producing monotonic models.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44427-7_12 fatcat:ksbyp4lctvdynjm3i6fifldzb4