NEURAL NETWORKS, DECISION TREE INDUCTION AND DISCRIMINANT-ANALYSIS - AN EMPIRICAL-COMPARISON
UNSPECIFIED. (1994) NEURAL NETWORKS, DECISION TREE INDUCTION AND DISCRIMINANT-ANALYSIS - AN EMPIRICAL-COMPARISON. JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, 45 (4). pp. 440-450. ISSN 0160-5682Full text not available from this repository.
This paper presents an empirical comparison of three classification methods: neural networks, decision tree induction and linear discriminant analysis. The comparison is based on seven datasets with different characteristics, four being real, and three artificially created. Analysis of variance was used to detect any significant differences between the performance of the methods. There is also some discussion of the problems involved with using neural networks and, in particular, on overfitting of the training data. A comparison-between two methods to prevent overfitting is presented: finding the most appropriate network size, and the use of an independent validation set to determine when to stop training the network.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY|
|Official Date:||April 1994|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 440-450|
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