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A Hybrid Algorithm Based on PSO and GA for Feature Selection

Yu Xue1,*, Asma Aouari1, Romany F. Mansour2, Shoubao Su3

1 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China
2 Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, New Valley University, El-Kharja, 72511, Egypt
3 Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Data Science and Smart Software, Jinling Institute of Technology, Nanjing, 211169, China

* Corresponding Author: Yu Xue. Email: email

Journal of Cyber Security 2021, 3(2), 117-124.


One of the main problems of machine learning and data mining is to develop a basic model with a few features, to reduce the algorithms involved in classification’s computational complexity. In this paper, the collection of features has an essential importance in the classification process to be able minimize computational time, which decreases data size and increases the precision and effectiveness of specific machine learning activities. Due to its superiority to conventional optimization methods, several metaheuristics have been used to resolve FS issues. This is why hybrid metaheuristics help increase the search and convergence rate of the critical algorithms. A modern hybrid selection algorithm combining the two algorithms; the genetic algorithm (GA) and the Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) to enhance search capabilities is developed in this paper. The efficacy of our proposed method is illustrated in a series of simulation phases, using the UCI learning array as a benchmark dataset.


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Xue, Y., Aouari, A., Mansour, R.F., Su, S. (2021). A hybrid algorithm based on PSO and GA for feature selection. Journal of Cyber Security, 3(2), 117-124.
Vancouver Style
Xue Y, Aouari A, Mansour RF, Su S. A hybrid algorithm based on PSO and GA for feature selection. J Cyber Secur . 2021;3(2):117-124
IEEE Style
Y. Xue, A. Aouari, R.F. Mansour, and S. Su "A Hybrid Algorithm Based on PSO and GA for Feature Selection," J. Cyber Secur. , vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 117-124. 2021.

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