Multiclass Adaboost Based on an Ensemble of Binary Adaboosts
2013 (English)In: American Journal of Intelligent Systems, ISSN 2165-8978, E-ISSN 2165-8994, Vol. 3, no 2, 57-70 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper presents a multi-class AdaBoost based on incorporating an ensemble of binary AdaBoosts which is organized as Binary Decision Tree (BDT). It is proved that binary AdaBoost is extremely successful in producing accurate classification but it does not perform very well for multi-class problems. To avoid this performance degradation, the multi-class problem is divided into a number of binary problems and binary AdaBoost classifiers are invoked to solve these classification problems. This approach is tested with a dataset consisting of 6500 binary images of traffic signs. Haar-like features of these images are computed and the multi-class AdaBoost classifier is invoked to classify them. A classification rate of 96.7% and 95.7% is achieved for the traffic sign boarders and pictograms, respectively. The proposed approach is also evaluated using a number of standard datasets such as Iris, Wine, Yeast, etc. The performance of the proposed BDT classifier is quite high as compared with the state of the art and it converges very fast to a solution which indicates it as a reliable classifier.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
USA: Scientific & Academic Publishing Co. , 2013. Vol. 3, no 2, 57-70 p.
Multiclass AdaBoost, Binary Decision Tree, Classification
Research subject Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-12801OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-12801DiVA: diva2:643016
Open Access2013-08-242013-08-242016-10-12Bibliographically approved