Title

Optimizing stacking ensemble by an ant colony optimization approach

Document Type

Conference paper

Source Publication

Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO'11 - Companion Publication

Publication Date

1-1-2011

First Page

7

Last Page

8

Keywords

aco, ensemble, metaheuristics, stacking

Abstract

An ensemble is a collective decision making system which applies some strategy to combine the predictions of classifiers to generate its prediction on new instances. Stacking is a well-known approach among the ensembles. It is not easy to find a suitable ensemble configuration for a specific dataset. Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) is a popular metaheuristic approach which could be a solution to find configurations. In this work, we propose a new Stacking construction method which applies ACO in the Stacking construction process to generate domain-specific configurations. The experiment results show that the new approach can achieve promising results on 18 datasets compared with some well-known ensemble approaches.

DOI

10.1145/2001858.2001863

ISBN

9781450306904

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Recommended Citation

Chen, Y., & Wong, M. L. (2011). Optimizing stacking ensemble by an ant colony optimization approach. In GECCO '11 Proceedings of the 13th annual conference companion on Genetic and evolutionary computation (pp.7-8). doi: 10.1145/2001858.2001863

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