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A hybrid evaluation metric for optimizing classifier


Hossin, Mohammad and Sulaiman, Md. Nasir and Mustapha, Aida and Mustapha, Norwati and O. K. Rahmat, Rahmita Wirza (2011) A hybrid evaluation metric for optimizing classifier. In: 2011 3rd Conference on Data Mining and Optimization (DMO), 28-29 June 2011, Putrajaya, Malaysia. (pp. 165-170).


The accuracy metric has been widely used for discriminating and selecting an optimal solution in constructing an optimized classifier. However, the use of accuracy metric leads the searching process to the sub-optimal solutions due to its limited capability of discriminating values. In this study, we propose a hybrid evaluation metric, which combines the accuracy metric with the precision and recall metrics. We call this new performance metric as Optimized Accuracy with Recall-Precision (OARP). This paper demonstrates that the OARP metric is more discriminating than the accuracy metric using two counter-examples. To verify this advantage, we conduct an empirical verification using a statistical discriminative analysis to prove that the OARP is statistically more discriminating than the accuracy metric. We also empirically demonstrate that a naive stochastic classification algorithm trained with the OARP metric is able to obtain better predictive results than the one trained with the conventional accuracy metric. The experiments have proved that the OARP metric is a better evaluator and optimizer in the constructing of optimized classifier.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/DMO.2011.5976522
Publisher: IEEE
Keywords: Hybrid evaluation metric; Accuracy metric; Precision metric; Recall metric; Classifier optimization
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 08:29
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 08:29
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/68284
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