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Improved Filter Feature Selection Methods by Samples Localization

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With the development of high-throughput microarray technology, a large number of microarray data has been obtained by tens of thousands of simulation experiments on gene expression. However, due to the high cost, gene expression data of each experiment has a small number of samples for tens of thousands of genes. Furthermore, most of the genes, such as the features, are unrelated to classification. Therefore, developing an effective and robust method to extract informative genes subset from high dimensional microarray data is a challenging and important issue for microarray data analysis. In this article, we propose an improved feature selection method by samples localization. We only use localized samples to select genes subset, in order to effectively overcome the influence on the results of feature selection by outlier samples and the distribution of samples. Experimental results obtained by SVM classifiers on Leukemia dataset, Prostate dataset, Colon dataset, Breast dataset, DLBCL dataset and Lung dataset demonstrate that the proposed method is superior to those original filter feature selection methods both in best and average accuracies.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 2013

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