Selection of Decision Stumps in Bagging Ensembles

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Selection of Decision Stumps in Bagging Ensembles
Abstract. This article presents a comprehensive study of different ensemble pruning techniques applied to a bagging ensemble composed of decision stumps. Six different ensemble pruning methods are tested. Four of these are greedy strategies based on first reordering the elements of the ensemble according to some rule that takes into account the complementarity of the predictors with respect to the classification task. Subensembles of increasing size are then constructed by incorporating the ordered classifiers one by one. A halting criterion stops the aggregation process before the complete original ensemble is recovered. The other two approaches are selection techniques that attempt to identify optimal subensembles using either genetic algorithms or semidefinite programming. Experiments performed on 24 benchmark classification tasks show that the selection of a small subset (≈ 10−15%) of the original pool of stumps generated with bagging can significantly increase the accu...
Gonzalo Martínez-Muñoz, Daniel Hern&
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Gonzalo Martínez-Muñoz, Daniel Hernández-Lobato, Alberto Suárez
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