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Title: Decision tables : scalable classification exploring RDBMS capabilities
Authors: Lu, Hongjun
Liu, Hongyan
Keywords: Decision tables
Issue Date: 2000
Citation: Very Large Data Bases : Proceedings, Cairo, Egypt, 10-14 Sept., IEEE, New York, USA, 2000, p. 373-384
Abstract: In this paper, we report our success in building efficient scalable classifiers in the form of decision tables by exploring capabilities of modern relational database management systems. In addition to high classification accuracy, the unique features of the approach include its high training speed, linear scalability, and simplicity in implementation. More importantly, the major computation required in the approach can be implemented using standard functions provided by the modern relational DBMS. This not only makes implementation of the classifier extremely easy, further performance improvement is also expected when better processing strategies for those computations are developed and implemented in RDBMS. The novel classification approach based on grouping and counting and its implementation on top of RDBMS is described. The results of experiments conducted for performance evaluation and analysis are presented.
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