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JAIT 2022 Vol.13(3): 301-305
doi: 10.12720/jait.13.3.301-305

Fast and Efficient Feature Selection Method Using Bivariate Copulas

K. Femmam 1 and S. Femmam 2
1. Applied Mathematics, Mohamed Khider Institution, Biskra, Algeria
2. UHA University & Polytechnic Engineers School, Sceaux, France

Abstract—Handling datasets nowadays has become a crucial task, since today’s world is heavily dependent on data information. However, many data tend to be big and contain redundancy which makes them difficult to deal with. Due to that, data pre-processing became almost necessary before using any data, and one of the main tasks in data pre-processing is dimensionality reduction. In this paper we propose a new approach for dimensionality reduction using feature selection method based on bivariate copulas. This approach is a direct application of copulas to describe and model the inter-correlation between any two dimensions - bivariate analysis. The study will first show how we use the bivariate method to detect redundant dimensions and eliminate them, and then compare the quality of the results against most-known selection methods in term of accuracy, using statistical precision and classification models.
Index Terms—bivariate copulas, data pre-processing, dimensionality reduction, feature selection

Cite: K. Femmam and S. Femmam, "Fast and Efficient Feature Selection Method Using Bivariate Copulas," Journal of Advances in Information Technology, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 301-305, June 2022.

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