عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: When dealing with high-dimensional datasets, dimensionality reduction is a crucial preprocessing step to achieve high accuracy, efficiency, and scalability in classification problems. This research aims to introduce a feature selection method for high-dimensional datasets by employing dimensionality reduction and genetic algorithms.
Method: In this study, an innovative algorithm has been developed to determine the mutual information between features and the target class using a new criterion. In this method, new characteristics are generated through the combination or transformation of the original characteristics. In this manner, the multi-dimensional space is transformed into a new space with fewer dimensions. In addition to considering the new criterion of mutual information, a genetic algorithm has been employed to enhance the speed of the proposed method.
Findings: The performance of this method has been evaluated on datasets of varying dimensions, with the number of features ranging from 13 to 60. The proposed method has been evaluated in comparison to similar methods, focusing on classification accuracy. The results have been promising.
Conclusion: The proposed method has been applied using MRMR, DISR, JMI, and NJMIM methods on various datasets. The average accuracies obtained from the proposed method are 65.32%, 74.51%, 70.88%, and 58.2%, indicating the efficiency of the proposed method. According to the results obtained, the proposed method outperformed DISR, JMI, NJMIM, and MRMR on average, except for the sonar data set, where the sonar data set yielded better results than the proposed method.