Ning Hou

Work place: Changqing Oilfield Company, Xi’an, China



Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Evolutionary Computation, Data Mining, Data Structures and Algorithms


Ning Hou was born in Zhangjiakou city, Hebei province, China, in 1971. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Hebei University of technology and Tsinghua University, in 1997 and 2005, respectively. He is currently an engineer with the Company of Changqing Oilfield, China. His research interest includes evolutionary computation and data mining, et al.

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A Growing Evolutionary Algorithm and Its Application for Data Mining

By Ning Hou Zhanmin Wang

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Jun. 2011

An unsuitable representation will make the task of mining classification rules very hard for a traditional evolutionary algorithm (EA). But for a given dataset, it is difficult to decide which one is the best representation used in the mining progress. In this paper, we analyses the effects of different representations for a traditional EA and proposed a growing evolutionary algorithm which was robust for mining classification rules in different datasets. Experiments showed that the proposed algorithm is effective in dealing with problems of deception, linkage, epistasis and multimodality in the mining task.

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