Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2764

Full Length Research Paper

Identification of players’ positions in a multi-agent game using artificial neural networks and C4.5 algorithm: A comparative study

Ruba Obiedat1, Mohammad Faisal1, Hossam Faris1*, Osama Harfoushi1 and Saham A. Nawafleh2
  1Department of Business Information Technology, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, P.O. Box 11942. 2Department of Management Information System, Petra University, Jordan.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 02 May 2013
  •  Published: 04 May 2013



This research aims to classify simulated players in a multi-agent game for the best position and role they may play in according to their abilities. Three approaches were investigated for this purpose, C4.5 classification algorithm, backpropagation neural network and radial basis function network. This work depends on a video game that uses 28 attributes to distinguish every player from another. The applied techniques examine the abilities of the players and classify them in one of four major positions/roles. The three approaches were compared by applying them on a data set collected manually from the selected game. The results obtained show promising capability of classification based on agents attributes.


Key words: Artificial neural networks, decision trees, multi-agent game, classification.