EUR-FEW-CS-97-07 Title Monotone decision trees Author(s) R. Potharst J.C. Bioch T. Petter Abstract In many classification problems the domains of the attributes and the classes are linearly ordered. Often, classification must preserve this ordering: this is called monotone classification. Since the known decision tree methods generate non-monotone trees, these methods are not suitable for monotone classification problems. In this report we provide a number of order-preserving tree-generation algorithms for multi-attribute classification problems with k linearly ordered classes.
Erasmus School of Economics