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Group Based Unsupervised Feature Selection

K Perera, J Chan, S Karunasekera

24th Pacific-Asia Conference, PAKDD 2020, Singapore, May 11–14, 2020, Proceedings, Part I | Springer | Published : 2020


Unsupervised feature selection is an important task in machine learning applications, yet challenging due to the unavailability of class labels. Although a few unsupervised methods take advantage of external sources of correlations within feature groups in feature selection, they are limited to genomic data, and suffer poor accuracy because they ignore input data or encourage features from the same group. We propose a framework which facilitates unsupervised filter feature selection methods to exploit input data and feature group information simultaneously, encouraging features from different groups. We use this framework to incorporate feature group information into Laplace Score algorithm...

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