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Improved support vector machine using multiple SVM-RFE for cancer classification

Mohd Hasri, Nurul Nadzirah and Nies , Hui Wen and Chan , Weng Howe and Mohamad, Mohd Saberi and Deris, Safaai and Kasim, Shahreen (2017) Improved support vector machine using multiple SVM-RFE for cancer classification. International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, 7 (4-2). pp. 1589-1594. ISSN 20885334

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Support Vector Machine (SVM) is a machine learning method and widely used in the area of cancer studies especially in microarray data. A common problem related to the microarray data is that the size of genes is essentially larger than the number of samples. Although SVM is capable of handling a large number of genes, better accuracy of classification can be obtained using a small number of gene subset. This research proposed Multiple Support Vector Machine- Recursive Feature Elimination (MSVMRFE) as a gene selection to identify the small number of informative genes. This method is implemented in order to improve the performance of SVM during classification. The effectiveness of the proposed method has been tested on two different datasets of gene expression which are leukemia and lung cancer. In order to see the effectiveness of the proposed method, some methods such as Random Forest and C4.5 Decision Tree are compared in this paper. The result shows that this MSVM-RFE is effective in reducing the number of genes in both datasets thus providing a better accuracy for SVM in cancer classification.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Support vector machine (SVM); multiple support vector machine- recursive feature elimination (MSVM-RFE); leukemia; lung cancer
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology > Department of Web Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2019 07:36
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2019 07:36
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10930
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