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Automatically designing decision-tree induction algorithms

Grant number: 11/21319-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2012
Effective date (End): June 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science
Principal Investigator:André Carlos Ponce de Leon Ferreira de Carvalho
Grantee:Rodrigo Coelho Barros
Supervisor abroad: Alex A. Freitas
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Kent, England  
Associated to the scholarship:09/14325-3 - A meta-learner for model trees induction through Genetic Programming, BP.DR

Abstract

In this project, we present a summary of the research activities which will be performed between August 2012 and June 2013 as a part of the research projectentitled Automatically Designing Decision Tree Induction Algorithms (in portuguese, Um meta-learner para indução de árvores modelo por meio de programação genética). During this period, the student will be staying at the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alex A. Freitas. The activities to be performed during this research period abroad refer to the development and refinement of different evolutionary algorithms responsible for evolving decision-tree induction algorithms, as well as a supporting grammar for automatically designing these algorithms. (AU)