SVM-RCE-R-OPT: Optimization of Scoring Function for SVM-RCE-R
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Gene expression data classification provides a challenge in classification due to it having high dimensionality and a relatively small sample size. Different feature selection approaches have been used to overcome this issue and SVM-RCE being one of the more successful approach. This study is a continuation of two previous research studies SVM-RCE and SVM-RCE-R. SVM-RCE-R suggests a new approach in the scoring function for the clusters, showing that for some different combination of weights the performance was improved. The aim of this study is to find the optimal weights for the scoring function suggested in the study of SVM-RCE-R using optimization approaches. We have discovered that finding the optimal weights for the scoring function would improve the performance of the SVM-RCE-in most cases. We have shown that in some cases the performance is increased dramatically by 10% in terms of accuracy and AUC. By increasing the performance of the algorithm, it is more likely that we can extract subset genes relating to the class association of a microarray sample.