Programs

Weka implementation

Many of the fuzzy-rough feature selection measures have been ported to Weka, and can be downloaded from the book webpage here. The programs here are no longer used or supported.

Utility programs

  • Clusterer: A fuzzy k-means data clustering program (source code included).
  • Reducer: Given a dataset and a file containing a reduct, this program outputs a new dataset containing only the attributes appearing in the reduct file.
  • SetReducer: Given a fuzzy set information file and a file containing a reduct, this program outputs the new set of fuzzy definitions containing only the attributes appearing in the reduct file.
  • RandomReduct: Generates a random reduct. Usage: java RandomReduct <totalNoOfAttrs> <attrsToAppear>.
  • FuzzyGen: Generates simple fuzzy set definitions for a given dataset for each attribute (except the final decision attribute if this is crisp). Note that the sets aren’t optimized in any way.

Programs from Research

Note that all programs based on crisp rough sets will not work for real-valued attributes (discretization must take place beforehand).

  • FRFS: Latest version of Fuzzy-rough Feature Selection. This includes documentation and a variety of search techniques (e.g. hill-climbing, ACO, GA), metrics and measures. This incorporates the work published in a number of papers, particularly this and this. Includes source code.
  • SimRSAR: searches for crisp rough set reducts using a simulated annealing-style approach. Takes as input the dataset to be reduced, and returns the best (smallest) reduct encountered in the simulated annealing process.

Older versions of FRFS

  • FRAR1: employs fuzzy-rough sets for attribute reduction of real-valued datasets (non-optimized – quite slow!). A corresponding fuzzification file must be in the same location as the dataset itself. For example, if the dataset is “ionosphere.dat” the file “ionosphere.dat_f” should be in the same directory and contain the fuzzification information. Decision values must be crisp. Used for most of the fuzzy-rough papers in the Publications section.
  • FRAR2: same as FRAR1 but decision values must be fuzzy (defined as the final entries in the fuzzification file). Used in the paper Aiding Fuzzy Rule Induction with Fuzzy-Rough Attribute Reduction.
  • Ant-based FRAR: same as FRAR1 but uses the ACO search mechanism to find the minimal reducts.

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