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SCChOA: Hybrid Sine-Cosine Chimp Optimization Algorithm for Feature Selection

Shanshan Wang1,2,3, Quan Yuan1, Weiwei Tan1, Tengfei Yang1, Liang Zeng1,2,3,*

1 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, 430068, China
2 Hubei Key Laboratory for High-Efficiency Utilization of Solar Energy and Operation Control of Energy Storage System, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, 430068, China
3 Xiangyang Industrial Institute of Hubei University of Technology, Xiangyang, 441100, China

* Corresponding Author: Liang Zeng. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2023, 77(3), 3057-3075.


Feature Selection (FS) is an important problem that involves selecting the most informative subset of features from a dataset to improve classification accuracy. However, due to the high dimensionality and complexity of the dataset, most optimization algorithms for feature selection suffer from a balance issue during the search process. Therefore, the present paper proposes a hybrid Sine-Cosine Chimp Optimization Algorithm (SCChOA) to address the feature selection problem. In this approach, firstly, a multi-cycle iterative strategy is designed to better combine the Sine-Cosine Algorithm (SCA) and the Chimp Optimization Algorithm (ChOA), enabling a more effective search in the objective space. Secondly, an S-shaped transfer function is introduced to perform binary transformation on SCChOA. Finally, the binary SCChOA is combined with the K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN) classifier to form a novel binary hybrid wrapper feature selection method. To evaluate the performance of the proposed method, 16 datasets from different dimensions of the UCI repository along with four evaluation metrics of average fitness value, average classification accuracy, average feature selection number, and average running time are considered. Meanwhile, seven state-of-the-art metaheuristic algorithms for solving the feature selection problem are chosen for comparison. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method outperforms other compared algorithms in solving the feature selection problem. It is capable of maximizing the reduction in the number of selected features while maintaining a high classification accuracy. Furthermore, the results of statistical tests also confirm the significant effectiveness of this method.


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Wang, S., Yuan, Q., Tan, W., Yang, T., Zeng, L. (2023). Scchoa: hybrid sine-cosine chimp optimization algorithm for feature selection. Computers, Materials & Continua, 77(3), 3057-3075.
Vancouver Style
Wang S, Yuan Q, Tan W, Yang T, Zeng L. Scchoa: hybrid sine-cosine chimp optimization algorithm for feature selection. Comput Mater Contin. 2023;77(3):3057-3075
IEEE Style
S. Wang, Q. Yuan, W. Tan, T. Yang, and L. Zeng "SCChOA: Hybrid Sine-Cosine Chimp Optimization Algorithm for Feature Selection," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 77, no. 3, pp. 3057-3075. 2023.

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