Combination of Reduction Detection Using TOPSIS for Gene Expression Data Analysis

Jogeswar Tripathy, Rasmita Dash, Binod Kumar Pattanayak, Sambit Kumar Mishra, Tapas Kumar Mishra, Deepak Puthal

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In high-dimensional data analysis, Feature Selection (FS) is one of the most fundamental issues in machine learning and requires the attention of researchers. These datasets are characterized by huge space due to a high number of features, out of which only a few are significant for analysis. Thus, significant feature extraction is crucial. There are various techniques available for feature selection; among them, the filter techniques are significant in this community, as they can be used with any type of learning algorithm and drastically lower the running time of optimization algorithms and improve the performance of the model. Furthermore, the application of a filter approach depends on the characteristics of the dataset as well as on the machine learning model. Thus, to avoid these issues in this research, a combination of feature reduction (CFR) is considered designing a pipeline of filter approaches for high-dimensional microarray data classification. Considering four filter approaches, sixteen combinations of pipelines are generated. The feature subset is reduced in different levels, and ultimately, the significant feature set is evaluated. The pipelined filter techniques are Correlation-Based Feature Selection (CBFS), Chi-Square Test (CST), Information Gain (InG), and Relief Feature Selection (RFS), and the classification techniques are Decision Tree (DT), Logistic Regression (LR), Random Forest (RF), and k-Nearest Neighbor (k-NN). The performance of CFR depends highly on the datasets as well as on the classifiers. Thereafter, the Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) method is used for ranking all reduction combinations and evaluating the superior filter combination among all.

Original languageBritish English
Article number24
JournalBig Data and Cognitive Computing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2022


  • feature selection
  • machine learning
  • microarray gene extraction
  • pipelining


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