Minimal Cost Complexity Pruning of Meta-Classifiers

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ABSTRACT m description length is described in (Quinlan & Rivest 1989). Minimal cost complexity pruning associates a complexity parameter with the number of terminal nodes of a decision tree. It prunes decision trees by minimizing the linear combination of the complexity (size) of the tree and its misclassification cost estimate (error rate). The degree of pruning is controlled by adjusting the weight of the complexity parameter, i.e. an increase of this weight parameter results in heavier pruning. Pruning an arbitrary meta-classifier consists of three stages. First we construct a decision tree model (e.g. CART) of the original meta-classifier, by learning its input/output behavior. This new model (a decision Copyright c #1999, American Association for Artificial Intelligence ( All rights reserved. tree with base classifiers as nodes) reveals and prunes the base classifiers that do not participate in the splitting criteria and hence are redundant. The next stage a

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