PATTERN RECOGNITION (0031-3203 ): 116 Paper 107932. 13 p. (2021) D1
The efficient and accurate characterization of the robustness of neural networks to input perturbation is an important open problem. Many approaches exist including heuristic and exact (or complete) methods. Complete methods are expensive but their mathem
This paper deals with the problem of integrating the most suitable feature selection methods for a given problem in order to achieve the best feature order. A new, adaptive and hybrid feature selection approach is proposed, which combines and utilizes multiple individual methods in order to achieve a more generalized solution. Various state-of-the-art feature selection methods are presented in detail with examples of their applications and an exhaustive evaluation is conducted to measure and compare the their performance with the proposed approach. Results prove that while the individual feature selection methods may perform with high variety on the test cases, the combined algorithm steadily provides noticeably better solution.