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Aggregation of Classifiers: A Justifiable Information Granularity Approach

Abstract · Mar 15, 2017 22:48 ·

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Arxiv Abstract

  • Tien Thanh Nguyen
  • Xuan Cuong Pham
  • Alan Wee-Chung Liew
  • Witold Pedrycz

In this study, we introduce a new approach to combine multi-classifiers in an ensemble system. Instead of using numeric membership values encountered in fixed combining rules, we construct interval membership values associated with each class prediction at the level of meta-data of observation by using concepts of information granules. In the proposed method, uncertainty (diversity) of findings produced by the base classifiers is quantified by interval-based information granules. The discriminative decision model is generated by considering both the bounds and the length of the obtained intervals. We select ten and then fifteen learning algorithms to build a heterogeneous ensemble system and then conducted the experiment on a number of UCI datasets. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed approach performs better than the benchmark algorithms including six fixed combining methods, one trainable combining method, AdaBoost, Bagging, and Random Subspace.

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