Genetic programming for medical classification: a program simplification approach

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  author =       "Mengjie Zhang and Phillip Wong",
  title =        "Genetic programming for medical classification: a
                 program simplification approach",
  journal =      "Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines",
  year =         "2008",
  volume =       "9",
  number =       "3",
  pages =        "229--255",
  month =        sep,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, Program
                 simplification, Medical classification, Algebraic
                 equivalence, Hashing techniques",
  ISSN =         "1389-2576",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1007/s10710-008-9059-9",
  abstract =     "This paper describes a genetic programming (GP)
                 approach to medical data classification problems. In
                 this approach, the evolved genetic programs are
                 simplified online during the evolutionary process using
                 algebraic simplification rules, algebraic equivalence
                 and prime techniques. The new simplification GP
                 approach is examined and compared to the standard GP
                 approach on two medical data classification problems.
                 The results suggest that the new simplification GP
                 approach can not only be more efficient with slightly
                 better classification performance than the basic GP
                 system on these problems, but also significantly reduce
                 the sizes of evolved programs. Comparison with other
                 methods including decision trees, naive Bayes, nearest
                 neighbour, nearest centroid, and neural networks
                 suggests that the new GP approach achieved superior
                 results to almost all of these methods on these
                 problems. The evolved genetic programs are also easier
                 to interpret than the hidden patterns discovered by the
                 other methods.",

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