Questions tagged [voting-system]

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Model for taking a weighted average of a number of things, based on factors determining their significance

I am trying to model the following situation: There are a number of "events", each with a (real-valued) outcome. Ahead of each event, a varying number of parties can submit an estimate for the ...
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Simple up/down vote rating but weighted by number of responses

I am trying to analyse the ratings for restaurants from a website. The rating system on the website is pretty simple: people can up-vote or down-vote. The restaurant is then presented to website ...
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Ranking items through votes

I asked participants to rank 10 items based on order of importance (i.e. 1=most important 10=least important 11=not relevant Now, I want to order the items from most voted important to least ...
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How can I get a confidence level on a voting system's output?

I'm running a tournament, which tries to rank players as they compete against each other. I'm having problems with the fact that the rankings are changing if I run a tournament multiple times. To be ...
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Voting between classifiers : How to prove it works?

Assume m independent binary classifiers with probability $p$ to be correct $p>0.5$. Show that the probability of a voting, e.g. decision is made by the majority of classifiers is correct with ...
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Ensemble, what are simple alternatives to averaging?

I have a classification problem (A or B or C). I am currently evaluating test set results from the trained random forest, neural net, and logistic regression models. Any one model works pretty well ...
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Using different data transformation in ensembles

I have trained few models using sklearn and python. However I have scaled the data for Support Vector Machines - standarized and for Neural Network - Scaled [0-1] since it gives me better results and ...
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Which algorithm is the best voting method ?

There are several voting methods such as Borda count, PLurality, BeatPath, Condorcet. Which one the the most accurate method ?
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Which method can we use to test the quality of the final ranking of a group?

Suppose we have 10 people give their ranking on 4 items. Then we use a method to get the final ranking. Which statistical methods should we apply to test the correctness of the result? Can we use ...
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Do boosting techniques use voting like any other ensemble method?

Can we generalize all ensemble methods by using voting? Do boosting methods also use voting to get the weak learners into the final model? My understanding of the technique: Boosting: Continuously ...
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Scoring a Item Based on Votes

I am creating an item selection system that allows a group of people to vote on their favorite item by ranking it between 1 (no good / least favorite) to 5 (very good/favorite). I received a bunch ...
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Scheme for Weighted Voting on Ensemble Machine Learning System

I'm designing a machine learning system in which i'm training 4 different classifiers and voting among it's predictions to decide on an output. Presently i'm just making a simple vote (i.e. selecting ...
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Brexit: was “leave” statistically significant? [closed]

In this post we ask a question about a natural phenomenon called humans attempt to find decision by counting votes. The specific incident of such natural phenomenon that this question is about is the ...
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Voting system for little league all-stars: should there be more votes per voter than spots on the team?

I'm on the Board of Directors of my Little League. We typically have about 35-40 players try-out for All-Stars. Managers, coaches and players (total of about 70) all vote for who they believe are the ...
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What is a better political voting method? [closed]

We are in a season where some major elections are happening (e.g. U.S. elections) and I find it interesting to address. Objective When we decide "better", we need to define an objective. To be clear,...
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Voting system that uses accuracy of each voter and the associated uncertainty

Let's say, we have simple "yes/no" question that we want to know answer to. And there are N people "voting" for correct answer. Every voter has a history - list of 1's and 0's, showing whether they ...
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What to do about ties in voting results?

Imagine a committee of people in charge of hiring a CEO. A committee member can vote "No hire" (+0), "Maybe"(+1), "Hire"(+2) for a potential CEO candidate. Each CEO is scored based on the votes, and ...