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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 818253, 7 pages
Research Article

A New Classification Approach Based on Multiple Classification Rules

College of Computer Science, Minnan Normal University, Zhangzhou 363000, China

Received 12 April 2014; Accepted 28 May 2014; Published 15 June 2014

Academic Editor: Jingjing Zhou

Copyright © 2014 Zhongmei Zhou. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A good classifier can correctly predict new data for which the class label is unknown, so it is important to construct a high accuracy classifier. Hence, classification techniques are much useful in ubiquitous computing. Associative classification achieves higher classification accuracy than some traditional rule-based classification approaches. However, the approach also has two major deficiencies. First, it generates a very large number of association classification rules, especially when the minimum support is set to be low. It is difficult to select a high quality rule set for classification. Second, the accuracy of associative classification depends on the setting of the minimum support and the minimum confidence. In comparison with associative classification, some improved traditional rule-based classification approaches often produce a classification rule set that plays an important role in prediction. Thus, some improved traditional rule-based classification approaches not only achieve better efficiency than associative classification but also get higher accuracy. In this paper, we put forward a new classification approach called CMR (classification based on multiple classification rules). CMR combines the advantages of both associative classification and rule-based classification. Our experimental results show that CMR gets higher accuracy than some traditional rule-based classification methods.