An information-theoretic strategy for constructing multiple classifier systems

Hee Joong Kang, Seong Whan Lee

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Most studies on combining multiple classifiers have mainly focused on how to combine their classification results and only a few studies have investigated on how to construct multiple classifier systems from available classifiers pool. In this paper, an information-theoretic strategy based on information theory model is proposed for constructing the multiple classifier systems. Provided that the number of classifiers in the multiple classifier systems is restricted in advance, this proposed strategy is applied to the classifiers pool and examines the possible sets of classifiers with the information-theoretic measure, and then it selects some sets of classifiers as the multiple classifier system candidates. The multiple classifier system candidates were evaluated together with the other sets of classifiers in the recognition of unconstrained handwritten numerals. The experimental results supported that the proposed strategy was a promising approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Pattern Recognition
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kang, H. J., & Lee, S. W. (2000). An information-theoretic strategy for constructing multiple classifier systems. In Proceedings - International Conference on Pattern Recognition (2 ed., Vol. 15, pp. 483-486)