I. Partalas, G. Tsoumakas, I. Vlahavas (2008) “Focused Ensemble Selection: A Diversity-Based Method for Greedy Ensemble Selection”, 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, pp. 117-121, Patras, Greece.
Author(s): I. Partalas, Grigorios Tsoumakas, I. Vlahavas
Appeared In: 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, pp. 117-121, Patras, Greece, 2008.
Keywords: ensemble selection
Abstract: Ensemble selection deals with the reduction of an ensemble of predictive models in order to improve its efficiency and predictive performance. A number of ensemble selection methods that are based on greedy search of the space of all possible ensemble subsets have recently been proposed. This paper contributes a novel method, based on a new diversity measure that takes into account the strength of the decision of the current ensemble. Experimental comparison of the proposed method, dubbed Focused Ensemble Selection (FES), against state-of-the-art greedy ensemble selection methods shows that it leads to small ensembles with high predictive performance.