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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 984375, 6 pages
Research Article

Classification Based on Pruning and Double Covered Rule Sets for the Internet of Things Applications

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Minnan Normal University, Zhangzhou 363000, China

Received 14 October 2013; Accepted 25 November 2013; Published 5 January 2014

Academic Editors: W. Sun, G. Zhang, and J. Zhou

Copyright © 2014 Shasha Li et al. 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.


The Internet of things (IOT) is a hot issue in recent years. It accumulates large amounts of data by IOT users, which is a great challenge to mining useful knowledge from IOT. Classification is an effective strategy which can predict the need of users in IOT. However, many traditional rule-based classifiers cannot guarantee that all instances can be covered by at least two classification rules. Thus, these algorithms cannot achieve high accuracy in some datasets. In this paper, we propose a new rule-based classification, CDCR-P (Classification based on the Pruning and Double Covered Rule sets). CDCR-P can induce two different rule sets and . Every instance in training set can be covered by at least one rule not only in rule set , but also in rule set . In order to improve the quality of rule set , we take measure to prune the length of rules in rule set . Our experimental results indicate that, CDCR-P not only is feasible, but also it can achieve high accuracy.