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Name some techniques similar to Random Forests

I'm interested in what techniques are out there that are similar to, but not the same as, Random Forests. Either for classification or regression or both. Particularly interested in techniques which ...
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Simple voting scheme using confidence for each vote

I am doing classification by splitting each observation into 14 subparts and then classifying each of these subparts individually. The overall classification of the observation is then performed using ...
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When should I not use an ensemble classifier?

In general, in a classification problem where the goal is to accurately predict out-of-sample class membership, when should I not to use an ensemble classifier? This question is closely related to ...
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Limitations of ensemble selection from libraries

Question related to the approach in Caruana's paper: "Ensemble Selection from Libraries of Models" (linked below) http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~caruana/ctp/ct.papers/caruana.icml04.icdm06long.pdf Seems ...
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How to combine weak classfiers to get a strong one?

Let as assume that we have a binary classification problem. We also have several classifiers. Instead of assigning a vector to a class (0 or 1) each classifier returns a probability that a given ...
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Boosting Explained

I'm a newbie trying to learn Boosting. The examples I found online are quite confusing. Is there a simple tutorial somewhere that explains ...
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Skewed Classification Problem

So I've read around and seen this is a problem. I have a classification problem and 12 variables ... I'm working on getting more, but even if l get the number to 20-30 I feel like the problem will ...
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Buiding Ensemble model

I'm new to ensemble model. Suppose I've KNN models like this - (in R) library(class) ...
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Comparing SVM Model

Pardon my understanding of SVMs as it is very little. We often hear of ensemble classifiers and stuff like this. Say if i were to have 3 different SVM Models for the same dataset predicting a ...
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Minimizing Curve fit for predictive model

Let's assume we've found 100 independent variables that can predict y. Each of those independent variable are close to uncorrelated and they are all curve fitted. Using any single one to predict y ...
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Model Stacking algorithm

I'm trying the stacking method to see if it improves my results, but before using some R package, I decided to code it by myself. Here's a pseudocode of what I'm doing: ...
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Ensemble of different kinds of regressors using scikit-learn (or any other python framework)

I am trying to solve the regression task. I found out that 3 models are working nicely for different subsets of data: LassoLARS, SVR and Gradient Tree Boosting. I noticed that when I make predictions ...
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Why do Matlab's TreeBagger and fitensemble with 'bag' and same parameters give different predictions

Matlab's Statistical Toolbox has two bagging tree algorithms implementation: Tree Bagger Fitensemble (see 'Bag' method) I am currently using (1) for a Regression problem. However, I would like to ...
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adaboost with multiple classification algorithms

Up to now I saw that all adaboost implementations use single classification algorithm and a training dataset as input and then creates multiple classification models by re-sampling dataset and uses ...
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Combining multiple feature subsets through ensemble classification methods?

I have a set of $N$ samples to be classifies in a binary classification problem. I have extracted features from these samples from 4 different perspectives (views) of every samples. Hence I have 4 ...
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what is the effect of bootstap resampling in bagging algorithm(ensemble learning)?

In ensemble learning with bagging, why is it important to do bootstrap resampling (sampling with replacement) instead of just sub-sampling (sampling without replacement)?
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Confused about cross validation for model stacking

I'm reading section 8.8 of Elements of Statistical Learning, and though I keep reading the section on calculating the ensemble weights I'm missing something. It says that the stacking weights are ...
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What techniques are used to prevent overfitting in DSN

A Deep Stacked Network (DSN), is a ensemble learner, which roughly works by training a single hidden layer neural network on the inputs and target outputs, then training another which takes an input ...
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credit scoring - fraud scoring

I have been asked to build a credit scoring model and we are relying on several Machine Learning API, in order to build our feature vectors. One of these API is MinFraud. However, as they provide us ...
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What's the potential reason that by combining two feature sets the performance of random forest dropped?

I am building random forests on high dimensional, sparse, and class unbalanced training datasets (around 500 - 5000 examples) using two different feature sets. I did stratified 10-fold cross ...
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Assessing predictor contribution to model output

Many of machine learning methods are considered as "black boxes". Examples of such methods are SVM, Neural Networks, Random forests etc. One may apply sensitivity analysis techniques (as described for ...
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Analysis for checking if an Ensemble model is a better fit for a dataset than Primitive model

I have a dataset and have the option to apply either GLM (primitive) or a Random Forest (ensemble). So far the Random Forest is giving way better results than the GLM. As it is generally believed that ...
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In ensemble predictions, what is reliability diagram?

I have recently heard the term reliability diagram used with regards to the analysis of ensemble predictions. What does it show and how is it calculated?
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What statistical analyses should one perform on ensemble forecasts (given a measurement)?

I have an ensemble of time-series predicting a scalar variable. Additionally, I have a measurement time series of this scalar variable. Which statistical analyses could and/or should I perform to ...
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Suggestions needed about classifier fusion

I'm working on a classification problem which involves two classifier to observe a single event. I'm providing a high level description of the problem without going into the technical details (the ...
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Polling vs averaging in Random Forest models

Why is it that for Random Forest we take the average vote from each classifier in the ensemble rather than the average probability from each classifier in the ensemble? Is there theory behind why ...
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Proper way to stack models when some models aren't always applicable?

Suppose you have two (or more) models that you want to ensemble together. However, some of the models are trained specifically on very specialized subsets of your data. If you do the stacking with a ...
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Stacked Generalization Ensemble Algorithm for regression

I am using stacked generalization(Rupert 1992) for combining multiple(8) heterogeneous base learners for regression. What I understand from the pseudo codes that Train the 8 learners on 8 instances ...
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Ensemble model performs better with worse performing consitutent models?

I have a forecast model I am developing that uses some very unreliable input data, missing data (due to sensors or comms failures) is the rule, not an exception. The quantity being forecast is a daily ...
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Why not always use ensemble learning?

It seems to me that ensemble learning WILL always give better predictive performance than with just a single learning hypothesis. So, why don't we use them all the time? My guess is because of ...
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What is this ensemble learning technique called?

For example, I trained two models: one with SVM and one with KNN. Final Prediction = 0.4*KNN + 0.6*SVM Is this considered blending?
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What is the equation for random forest?

I need an equation for random forest so that I can score fresh data I receive every week, based on beta estimates I got after building model using this ensemble methodology. Every week I do not want ...
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What method to use for cluster identification ?

This question is from a confused novice. I have a data set with where each point is located in a 2-D space defined by two objectives (say, X and Y). I wish to identify a set of points from this space ...
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Ensembles of Ensembles?

I like the idea of ensemble learners, especially Bagging, but I always wondered as why they are not the most powerful learners since they have a clean motivation. I don't have the answer to that ...
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k-fold Cross validation of ensemble learning

I am confused about how to partition the data for k-fold cross validation of ensemble learning. Assuming I have an ensemble learning framework for classification. My first layer contains the ...
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Combine decision trees from GBM to reduce output

I am curious if any research has been conducted to efficiently combine trees resulting from a gradient boosting process. I routinely run a process that generates 20 or 30 thousand trees in R. I then ...
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How to combine predictions in ensemble

I am trying to learn more about how to build ensembles of predictions in R and coming to a roadblock, and am hoping one can offer guidance. I often read about people automatically identifying how ...
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What are the latest methods to generate ensembles?

I am working with ensembles, and I'm willing to go deep inside the work. I have historical records of: Observations of one variable Historical forecasts for the same variable For future ...
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Combining models for prediction based on residual performance

I have never read or seen someone do this before, so I wanted to pose the question here. Suppose I fit a basic linear model, $\text{price of house} = \beta_0 + \beta_1*\text{taxes} + ...
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Ensemble of models with different feature spaces

BACKGROUND I have data in which the dependent variable is binary with a highly-skewed distribution: <1% records are 1 (doers), >99% records are 0 (non-doers). I'm using logistic regression to ...
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Dissimilarity with earlier features part of cost function

I am using a RandomForest on features (pixels) of images, and I am considering adding cost for "similarity to already other included features" to the cost function. Imagine you have a current RF ...
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Can Random Forest Methodology be Applied to Linear Regressions?

Random Forests work by creating an ensemble of decision trees where each tree is created using a bootstrap sample of the original training data (sample of both input variables and observations). Can ...
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Why are Random Forests splitted based on m random features?

I was watching the following tutorial on Random forests and it says that, "at each node, choose random subset of m features and only consider splitting on those features" I do not understand why we ...
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Proper splitting of data set for Ensemble methods

I have 10,000 documents. Each document has a label ($Y$) that is either $0$ or $1$ (the 0-1 split is pretty much 50/50 over my 10,000 documents). Each document has 10 fields. Each field can have any ...
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Do ensemble techniques increase VC-dimension?

Techniques like Adaboost use a ensemble of weak classifiers to obtain a "better" classifier. Does(Can) the final classifier have a greater VC-dimension than the weak classifier? An intuitive ...
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Gradient boosting algorithm (steps) question

So, far I have read following regarding boosting: Boosting is an ensemble technique. Train learner sequentially, where early learners fit simple models to the data. Analyze data for errors, that ...
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Matrix Factorization Model for recommender systems how to determine number of latent features?

I am trying to design a matrix factorization technique for a simple user-item, rating recommender system. I have 2 questions about this. First in a simple implementation that I saw of matrix ...
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Using a logistic model on the estimates of several other classification models

I'm working on a classification model that will predict whether a sales opportunity will end up 'won' or 'lost', given various attributes of the opportunity. I've been using my training data to build ...
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Is there a well-defined class of ensemble methods?

Ensemble methodology's main aim is to somehow aggregate or summarize estimates from multiple models. In some cases this is aggregating different bootstrap estimates or Monte Carlo estimates, but ...
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Using LASSO on random forest

I would like to create a random forest using the following process: Build a tree on a random samples of the data and features using information gain to determine splits Terminate a leaf node if it ...