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Optimization of morphological data in numerical taxonomy analysis using genetic algorithms feature selection method

Bakış, Yasin and Sezerman, Uğur and Babaç, M. Tekin and Meydan, Cem (2009) Optimization of morphological data in numerical taxonomy analysis using genetic algorithms feature selection method. In: 11th Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2009, Montreal, Québec, Canada

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Official URL: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1570256.1570260

Abstract

Studies in Numerical Taxonomy are carried out by measuring characters as much as possible. The workload over scientists and labor to perform measurements will increase proportionally with the number of variables (or characters) to be used in the study. However, some part of the data may be irrelevant or sometimes meaningless. Here in this study, we introduce an algorithm to obtain a subset of data with minimum characters that can represent original data. Morphological characters were used in optimization of data by Genetic Algorithms Feature Selection method. The analyses were performed on an 18 character*11 taxa data matrix with standardized continuous characters. The analyses resulted in a minimum set of 2 characters, which means the original tree based on the complete data can also be constructed by those two characters.

Item Type:Papers in Conference Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords:Genetic algorithms, Optimization, Morphological Data, Phylogenetics, Biological Data Mining
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
ID Code:13243
Deposited By:Uğur Sezerman
Deposited On:04 Dec 2009 10:07
Last Modified:04 Dec 2009 10:07

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