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Binary Bat Algorithm for Feature Selection

Rodrigo Yuji Mizobe Nakamura1, Luís Augusto Martins Pereira1, Douglas Rodrigues1, Kelton Augusto Pontara Costa1, João Paulo Papa1 and Xin-She Yang2,    1Department of Computing, São Paulo State University, Bauru, Brazil, 2Department of Design Engineering and Mathematics, School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London, UK

9.1 Introduction

Feature selection attempts to find the most discriminative information aiming to design an accurate learning system. It is often desirable to find features that are simple to extract, invariant to geometric and affine transformations, insensitive to noise, and useful for characterizing patterns in different categories (Duda et al., ...

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