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Filter-Based Factor Selection Methods in Partial Least Squares Regression
Authors: Tahir Mehmood,,Maryam Sadiq, and Muhammad Aslam
Source: IEEE Access, 7: 153499; DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2948782
Topic(s): Child health
Country: Asia
Published: NOV 2019
Abstract: Factor discovery of high-dimensional data is a crucial problem and extremely challenging from a scientific viewpoint with enormous applications in research studies. In this study, the main focus is to introduce the improved subset factor selection method and hence, 9 subset selection methods for partial least squares regression (PLSR) based on filter factor subset selection approach are proposed. Existing and proposed methods are compared in terms of accuracy, sensitivity, F1 score and number of selected factors over the simulated data set. Further, these methods are practiced on a real data set of nutritional status of children obtained from Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) by addressing performance using a Monte Carlo algorithm. The optimal method is implemented to assess the important factors of nutritional status of children. Dispersion importance (DIMP) factor selection index for PLSR is observed to be a more efficient method regarding accuracy and number of selected factors. The recommended factors contain key information for the nutritional status of children and could be useful in related research.