Paper: Using Induced Rules As Complex Features In Memory-Based Language Learning

ACL ID W00-0713
Title Using Induced Rules As Complex Features In Memory-Based Language Learning
Venue International Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

An extension to memory-based learning is de- scribed in which automatically induced rules are used as binary features. These features have an "active" value when the left-hand side of the underlying rule applies to the instance. The RIPPER rule induction algorithm is adopted for the selection of the underlying rules. The similarity of a memory instance to a new in- stance is measured by taking the sum of the weights of the matching rules both instances share. We report on experiments that indicate that (i) the method works equally well or bet- ter than RIPPER on various language learning and other benchmark datasets; (ii) the method does not necessarily perform better than default memory-based learning, but (iii) when multi- valued features are combined with the rule- based features, some ...