Thursday, February 27, 2014

Introduction to Decision Trees

Here are the lecture notes I use for my course “Introduction to Decision Trees”. The basic concepts of the decision tree algorithm are described. The underlying method is rather similar to the CHAID approach.

Keywords: machine learning, supervised methods, decision tree learning, classification tree
Slides: Introduction to Decision Trees
T. Mitchell, "Decision Tree Learning", in "Machine Learning", McGraw Hill, 1997; Chapter 3, pp. 52-80.
L. Rokach, O. Maimon, "Decision Trees", in  "The Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Handbook", Springer, 2005; Chapter 9, pp. 165-192.