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/*
 *    IterativeClassifier.java
 *    Copyright (C) 2001  Gabi Schmidberger, Bernhard Pfahringer
 *
 */

package weka.classifiers;

import weka.core.*;

/**
 * Interface for classifiers that can induce models of growing
 * complexity one step at a time.
 *
 * @author Gabi Schmidberger (gabi@cs.waikato.ac.nz)
 * @author Bernhard Pfahringer (bernhard@cs.waikato.ac.nz)
 * @version $Revision: 1.1 $
 */

public interface IterativeClassifier {

  /**
   * Inits an iterative classifier.
   *
   * @param instances the instances to be used in induction
   * @exception Exception if the model cannot be initialized
   */
  public void initClassifier(Instances instances) throws Exception;

  /**
   * Performs one iteration.
   * 
   * @param iteration the index of the current iteration (0-based)
   * @exception Exception if this iteration fails 
   */  
  public void next(int iteration) throws Exception;

  /**
   * Signal end of iterating, useful for any house-keeping/cleanup
   * 
   * @exception Exception if cleanup fails 
   */  
  public void done() throws Exception;

  /**
    * Performs a deep copy of the classifier, and a reference copy
    * of the training instances (or a deep copy if required).
    *
    * @return a clone of the classifier
    */
  public Object clone() throws CloneNotSupportedException;

}