On the Chance Accuracies of Large Collections of Classifiers

author: Mark Palatucci, Robotics Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
published: Aug. 29, 2008,   recorded: July 2008,   views: 82
Categories

Slides

Related content

Report a problem or upload files

If you have found a problem with this lecture or would like to send us extra material, articles, exercises, etc., please use our ticket system to describe your request and upload the data.
Enter your e-mail into the 'Cc' field, and we will keep you updated with your request's status.
Lecture popularity: You need to login to cast your vote.
  Delicious Bibliography

Description

We provide a theoretical analysis of the chance accuracies of large collections of classifiers. We show that on problems with small numbers of examples, some classifier can perform well by random chance, and we derive a theorem to explicitly calculate this accuracy. We use this theorem to provide a principled feature selection criteria for sparse, high-dimensional problems. We evaluate this method on both microarray and fMRI datasets and show that it performs very close to the optimal accuracy obtained from an oracle. We also show that on the fMRI dataset this technique chooses relevant features successfully while another state-of-the-art method, the False Discovery Rate (FDR), completely fails at standard significance levels.

See Also:

Download slides icon Download slides: icml08_palatucci_oca_01.pdf (711.5 KB)

Download slides icon Download slides: icml08_palatucci_oca_01.ppt (1.6 MB)


Help icon Streaming Video Help

Link this page

Would you like to put a link to this lecture on your homepage?
Go ahead! Copy the HTML snippet !

Write your own review or comment:

make sure you have javascript enabled or clear this field: