Dynamic Ensemble Selection and Instantaneous Pruning for Regression Used in Signal Calibration

  • Kaushala Dias
  • Terry Windeatt
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8681)


A dynamic method of selecting a pruned ensemble of predictors for regression problems is described. The proposed method enhances the prediction accuracy and generalization ability of pruning methods that change the order in which ensemble members are combined. Ordering heuristics attempt to combine accurate yet complementary regressors. The proposed method enhances the performance by modifying the order of aggregation through distributing the regressor selection over the entire dataset. This paper compares four static ensemble pruning approaches with the proposed dynamic method. The experimental comparison is made using MLP regressors on benchmark datasets and on an industrial application of radio frequency source calibration.


Ensemble Pruning Dynamic Ensemble Selection Ensemble Methods Calibration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaushala Dias
    • 1
  • Terry Windeatt
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP)University of SurreyGuildfordUK

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