Machine Learning

Homework 1

Due: August 31, 2007 (midnight)

For this assignment you will familiarize yourself with the WEKA Machine Learning Software, which we will use throughout the course for testing various learning algorithms.

  1. Download and install WEKA on your preferred platform. WEKA is available here. WEKA is already installed on the machines in Sloan 353.
  2. Run the ConjunctiveRule classifier on each of the 10 databases supplied with WEKA and collect the output of the runs.
  3. Find a database of interest to you (other than those that come with WEKA), convert it to WEKA's ARFF format, run the ConjunctiveRule classifier on it, and collect the output. See the data repository links under Course Resources on the main course web page for some sources of data.
  4. Prepare one table showing the following information for each of the 10 databases.
  5. (Extra credit) Describe the inductive bias of the ConjunctiveRule classifier.
  6. Email to me ( a ZIP file containing the following.