looking for "optimal weighting" algorithm

Andrew Bennetts andrew-pythonlist at puzzling.org
Fri Apr 11 16:32:27 CEST 2003

On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 03:13:11PM +0200, Alex Martelli wrote:
> I _know_ there's a decent algorithm to solve the following problem,
> but I don't recall its name and thus can't rapidly google for the 
> details... can somebody help?


Perhaps you are after the ID3 or C5 (or is it C5.0?) algorithm?

Some googling finds this, which explains the ID3 algorithm:

I'm sure I remember reading the exact same page during my AI course at Uni.


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