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/*
 *    HoldOutSubsetEvaluator.java
 *    Copyright (C) 2000 Mark Hall
 *
 */

package weka.attributeSelection;

import java.io.*;
import java.util.*;
import weka.core.*;

/** 
 * Abstract attribute subset evaluator capable of evaluating subsets with
 * respect to a data set that is distinct from that used to initialize/
 * train the subset evaluator.
 *
 * @author Mark Hall (mhall@cs.waikato.ac.nz)
 * @version $Revision: 1.3 $
 */
public abstract class HoldOutSubsetEvaluator extends SubsetEvaluator {

  /**
   * Evaluates a subset of attributes with respect to a set of instances.
   * @param subset a bitset representing the attribute subset to be
   * evaluated
   * @param holdOut a set of instances (possibly seperate and distinct
   * from those use to build/train the evaluator) with which to
   * evaluate the merit of the subset
   * @return the "merit" of the subset on the holdOut data
   * @exception Exception if the subset cannot be evaluated
   */
  public abstract double evaluateSubset(BitSet subset, Instances holdOut)
    throws Exception;

  /**
   * Evaluates a subset of attributes with respect to a single instance.
   * @param subset a bitset representing the attribute subset to be
   * evaluated
   * @param holdOut a single instance (possibly not one of those used to
   * build/train the evaluator) with which to evaluate the merit of the subset
   * @param retrain true if the classifier should be retrained with respect
   * to the new subset before testing on the holdOut instance.
   * @return the "merit" of the subset on the holdOut instance
   * @exception Exception if the subset cannot be evaluated
   */
  public abstract double evaluateSubset(BitSet subset, 
					Instance holdOut,
					boolean retrain)
    throws Exception;
}