Encyclopedia of Database Systems

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Rule-Based Classification

  • Anthony K. H. TungEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_559


The term rule-based classification can be used to refer to any classification scheme that make use of IF-THEN rules for class prediction. Rule-based classification schemes typically consist of the following components:
  • Rule Induction Algorithm This refers to the process of extracting relevant IF-THEN rules from the data which can be done directly using sequential covering algorithms [1, 2, 57, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16] or indirectly from other data mining methods like decision tree building [11, 13] or association rule mining [3, 4, 8, 10].

  • Rule Ranking Measures This refers to some values that are used to measure the usefulness of a rule in providing accurate prediction. Rule ranking measures are often used in the rule induction algorithm to prune off unnecessary rules and improve efficiency. They are also used in the class prediction algorithm to give a ranking to the rules which will be then be utilized to predict the class of new cases.

  • Class Prediction AlgorithmGiven a new...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kyuseok Shim
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Elec. Eng. and Computer ScienceSeoul National Univ.SeoulRepublic of Korea