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In Computational intelligence and neuroscience

In recent years, ensemble classification methods have been widely investigated in both industry and literature in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence. The main advantage of this approach is to benefit from a set of classifiers instead of using a single classifier with the aim of improving the prediction performance, such as accuracy. Selecting the base classifiers and the method for combining them are the most challenging issues in the ensemble classifiers. In this paper, we propose a heterogeneous dynamic ensemble classifier (HDEC) which uses multiple classification algorithms. The main advantage of using heterogeneous algorithms is increasing the diversity among the base classifiers as it is a key point for an ensemble system to be successful. In this method, we first train many classifiers with the original data. Then, they are separated based on their strength in recognizing either positive or negative instances. For doing this, we consider the true positive rate and true negative rate, respectively. In the next step, the classifiers are categorized into two groups according to their efficiency in the mentioned measures. Finally, the outputs of the two groups are compared with each other to generate the final prediction. For evaluating the proposed approach, it has been applied to 12 datasets from the UCI and LIBSVM repositories and calculated two popular prediction performance metrics, including accuracy and geometric mean. The experimental results show the superiority of the proposed approach in comparison to other state-of-the-art methods.

Ostvar Nasrin, Eftekhari Moghadam Amir Masoud