International Journal of Computer Applications
Inductive learning enables the system to recognize patterns and regularities in previous knowledge or training data and extract the general rules from them. In literature there are proposed two main categories of inductive learning methods and techniques. Divide-and-Conquer algorithms also called decision Tree algorithms and Separate-and-Conquer algorithms known as covering algorithms. This paper first briefly describe the concept of decision trees followed by a review of the well known existing decision tree algorithms including description of ID3, C4.5 and CART algorithms.