This class implements a single conjunctive rule learner* that can predict for numeric and nominal class labels. A rule consists of antecedents "AND"ed together and the consequent (class value) for the classification/regression
In this case, the consequent is the distribution of the available classes (or mean for a numeric value) in the dataset.If the test instance is not covered by this rule, then it's predicted using the default class distributions/value of the data not covered by the rule in the training data.This learner selects an antecedent by computing the Information Gain of each antecendent and prunes the generated rule using Reduced Error Prunning (REP) or simple pre-pruning based on the number of antecedents.
For classification, the Information of one antecedent is the weighted average of the entropies of both the data covered and not covered by the rule.
For regression, the Information is the weighted average of the mean-squared errors of both the data covered and not covered by the rule.
In pruning, weighted average of the accuracy rates on the pruning data is used for classification while the weighted average of the mean-squared errors on the pruning data is used for regression.
(based on WEKA 3.7)
For further options, click the 'More' - button in the dialog.
All weka dialogs have a panel where you can specify classifier-specific parameters.
(*) RULE LEARNER is a registered trademark of Minitab, LLC and is used with Minitab's permission.
D: If set, classifier is run in debug mode and may output additional info to the console
N: Set number of folds for REP One fold is used as pruning set. (default 3)
R: Set if NOT uses randomization (default:use randomization)
E: Set whether consider the exclusive expressions for nominal attributes (default false)
M: Set the minimal weights of instances within a split. (default 2.0)
P: Set number of antecedents for pre-pruning if -1, then REP is used (default -1)
S: Set the seed of randomization (default 1)
The Preliminary Attribute Check tests the underlying classifier against the DataTable specification at the inport of the node. Columns that are compatible with the classifier are marked with a green 'ok'. Columns which are potentially not compatible are assigned a red error message.
Important: If a column is marked as 'incompatible', it does not necessarily mean that the classifier cannot be executed! Sometimes, the error message 'Cannot handle String class' simply means that no nominal values are available (yet). This may change during execution of the predecessor nodes.
Capabilities: [Nominal attributes, Binary attributes, Unary attributes, Empty nominal attributes, Numeric attributes, Date attributes, Missing values, Nominal class, Binary class, Numeric class, Date class, Missing class values] Dependencies:  min # Instance: 1
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