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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2017.081048
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 8 Issue 10, 2017.
Abstract: In many application domains, such as machine learning, scene and video classification, data mining, medical diagnosis and machine vision, instances belong to more than one categories. Feature selection in single label text classification is used to reduce the dimensionality of datasets by filtering out irrelevant and redundant features. The process of dimensionality reduction in multi-label classification is a different scenario because here features may belong to more then one classes. Label and instance space is rapidly increasing by the grandiose of Internet, which is challenging for Multi-Label Classification (MLC). Feature selection is crucial for reduction of data in MLC. Method adaptation and data set transformation are two techniques used to select features in multi label text classification. In this paper, we present dataset transformation technique to reduce the dimensionality of multi-label text data. We used two model transformation approaches: Binary Relevance, and Label Power set for transformation of data from multi-label to single label. The Process of feature selection is done using filter approach which utilizes the data to decide the importance of features without applying learning algorithm. In this paper we used a simple measure (ACC2) for feature selection in multi-label text data. We used problem transformation approach to apply single label feature selection measures on multi-label text data; did the comparison of ACC2 with two other feature selection methods, information gain (IG) and Relief measure. Experimentation is done on three bench mark datasets and their empirical evaluation results are shown. ACC2 is found to perform better than IG and Relief in 80% cases of our experiments.
Muhammad Nabeel Asim, Abdur Rehman and Umar Shoaib, “Accuracy Based Feature Ranking Metric for Multi-Label Text Classification” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 8(10), 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2017.081048