I have been looking for information on how does J48 handles string
attributes. It seems that J48 is not able to handle string attributes
unless one uses the reduced-error pruning, instead of C4.5 pruning.
Can any of you help me understand why this happens? I know how each
type of pruning works (I read it on the Data Mining book), but that
doesn't help me understand why string attributes can be handled only in
Thanks in advance!
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