Decision Tree Classifiers in Bioinformatics
This paper presents a literature review of articles related to the use of decision tree classifiers in gene microarray data analysis published in the last ten years. The main focus is on researches solving the cancer classification problem using single decision tree classifiers (algorithms C4.5 and CART) and decision tree forests (e.g. random forests) showing strengths and weaknesses of the proposed methodologies when compared to other popular classification methods. The article also touches the use of decision tree classifiers in gene selection.