Hybrid Method HVS-MRMR for Variable Selection in Multilayer Artificial Neural Network Classifier

Ben-Hdech Adil, Ghanou Youssef, El Qadi Abderrahim


The variable selection is an important technique the reducing dimensionality of data frequently used in data preprocessing for performing data mining. This paper presents a new variable selection algorithm uses the heuristic variable selection (HVS) and Minimum Redundancy Maximum Relevance (MRMR). We enhance the HVS method for variab le selection by incorporating (MRMR) filter. Our algorithm is based on wrapper approach using multi-layer perceptron. We called this algorithm a HVS-MRMR Wrapper for variables selection. The relevance of a set of variables is measured by a convex combination of the relevance given by HVS criterion and the MRMR criterion. This approach selects new relevant variables; we evaluate the performance of HVS-MRMR on eight benchmark classification problems. The experimental results show that HVS-MRMR selected a less number of variables with high classification accuracy compared to MRMR and HVS and without variables selection on most datasets. HVS-MRMR can be applied to various classification problems that require high classification accuracy.


heuristic variable selection, neuronal network, minimum redundancy, maximum relevance, multilayer perceptron, variable selection,

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v7i5.pp2773-2781

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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