Publication Date

Fall 2015

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science


In this research, we develop an application for generating a pattern aided regression (PXR) model, a new type of regression model designed to represent accurate and interpretable prediction model. Our goal is to generate a PXR model using Contrast Pattern Aided Regression (CPXR) method and compare it with the multiple linear regression method. The PXR models built by CPXR are very accurate in general, often outperforming state-of-the-art regression methods by big margins. CPXR is especially effective for high-dimensional data. We use pruning to improve the classification accuracy and to remove outliers from the dataset. We provide implementation details and give experimental results. Finally, we show that the system is practical and better in comparison to other available methods.