Classification with overlapping feature intervals
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This thesis presents a new form of exemplar-based learning method, based on overlapping feature intervals. Classification with Overlapping Feature Intervals (COFI) is the particular implementation of this technique. In this incremental, inductive and supervised learning method, the basic unit of the representation is an interval. The COFI algorithm learns the projections of the intervals in each class dimension for each feature. An interval is initially a point on a class dimension, then it can be expanded through generalization. No specialization of intervals is done on class dimensions by this algorithm. Classification in the COFI algorithm is based on a majority voting among the local predictions that are made individually by each feature.
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