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Computación y Sistemas

On-line version ISSN 2007-9737Print version ISSN 1405-5546

Comp. y Sist. vol.8 n.1 Ciudad de México Jul./Sep. 2004


Feature Selection using Typical Testors applied to Estimation of Stellar Parameters


Selección de Características usando Testores Típicos aplicada a la Estimación de Parámetros Estelares


José Á. Santos, Ariel Carrasco and José F. Martínez


1 Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE), México ; ;


Article received on august 18, 2003
Accepted on august 05, 2004



In this paper a comparative analysis of feature selection using typical testors applied on astronomical data, is presented. The comparison is based on the classification efficiency using typical testors as feature selection method against the classification efficiency using Ramirez (2001) method, which uses genetic algorithms. The well–known K–nearest neighbors rule (KNN) was used as classifier. The feature selection based on typical testors was modified to be applied on a prediction problem of a real valued function. The feature selection obtained with typical testors reduces the amount of features in approximately 50% and the classification error index is better than both using the original data and Ramirez's method.

Keywords: Feature Selection; Typical Testors; Logical Combinatorial Pattern Recognition; Prediction of Stellar Parameters.



En este artículo se presenta un análisis comparativo de la selección de características usando testores típicos aplicada a la estimación de parámetros estelares. La comparación está basada en la eficiencia de clasificación al usar testores típicos como método de selección de variables contra la eficiencia de clasificación al usar el método de Ramírez (2001), el cual usa algoritmos genéticos. Como clasificador se usó la regla de K–vecinos más cercanos (KNN). Se propuso una modificación al concepto de testor típico para poder aplicarlo en problemas de predicción de una función con imagen en los números reales. En los experimentos, la selección de variables con testores típicos redujo la cantidad de características aproximadamente en un 50%. El error de clasificación usando nuestro método fue menor que usando todas las características o el método de Ramírez.

Palabras Clave: Selección de características, Testores típicos, Reconocimiento lógico combinatorio de patrones, Predicción de parámetros estelares.





This work was financially supported by CONACyT (Mexico) through projects J38707–A and I38436–A.



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