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IJCTE 2009 Vol.1(2): 154-158 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2009.V1.25

An Approach for Discretization and Feature Selection Of Continuous-Valued Attributes in Medical Images for Classification Learning

Jaba Sheela L and V. Shanthi
Abstract—Many supervised machine learning algorithms require a discrete feature space. In this paper, we review previous work on continuous feature discretization and, identify defining characteristics of the method. We then propose a new supervised approach which combines discretization and feature selection to select the most relevant features which can be used for classification purpose. The classification technique to be used is Associatve Classifiers. The features used are Harlick Texture features extracted from MRI Images. The results show that the proposed method is efficient and well-suited to perform preprocessing of continuous valued attributes.

Index Terms—Classifier, Discretization , Feature Selection, MRI.

L. Jaba Sheela M. C. A, M. Phil,(Ph.D) is with the Department of Master of Computer Applications of Panimalar Engineering College, Chennai. India which is affiliated to the Anna University and accredited by the AICTE, New Delhi, India. (Phone: 91-044-9789043623).
Dr. V. Shanthi , M. Sc. M. Phil, Ph.D is woking as Professor in the Department of Master of Computer Applications of St. Joseph’s Engineering College, Chennai. India which is affiliated to the Anna University and accredited by the AICTE, New Delhi, India. (Phone: 91-044-9884126186).

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Cite: Jaba Sheela L and Dr. V. Shanthi, "An Approach for Discretization and Feature Selection Of Continuous-Valued Attributes in Medical Images for Classification Learning.," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 154-158, 2009.
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