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R: Mining Spatial, Text, Web, and Social Media Data by Richard Heimann, Nathan Danneman, Pradeepta Mishra, Bater Makhabel

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Generic decision tree induction

There are various definitions of the term decision tree. Most commonly, a decision tree provides a representation of the process of judging the class of a given data instance or record from the root node down to some leaf node. As a major classification model, the decision tree induction builds a decision tree as a classification model using the input dataset and class label pairs. A decision tree can be applied to various combinations of the following attribute data types, but is not limited to, including nominal valued, categorical, numeric and symbolic data, and their mixture. The following list is an illustration of Hunt's decision tree definition. The Step #7 applies a selected attribute test condition to partition ...

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