Sulieman, Hana; Alzaatreh, Ayman - Archives of Data Science, Series A

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Title A Supervised Feature Selection Approach Based on Global Sensitivity
Authors Sulieman, Hana; Alzaatreh, Ayman
Year 2018
Volume 5(1)
Abstract In this paper we propose a wrapper method for feature selection in supervised learning. It is based on the global sensitivity analysis; a variance-based technique that determines the contribution of each feature and their interactions to the overall variance of the target variable. First-order and total Sobol sensitivity indices are used for feature ranking. Feature selection based on global sensitivity is a wrapper method that utilizes the trained model to evaluate feature importance. It is characterized by its computational efficiency because both sensitivity indices are calculated using the same Monte Carlo integral. A publicly available data set in machine learning is used to demonstrate the application of the algorithm.