Neighborhood Random Classification

  • Djamel Abdelkader Zighed
  • Diala Ezzeddine
  • Fabien Rico
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7301)


Ensemble methods (EMs) have become increasingly popular in data mining because of their efficiency. These methods(EMs) generate a set of classifiers using one or several machine learning algorithms (MLAs) and aggregate them into a single classifier (Meta-Classifier, MC). Of the MLAs, k-Nearest Neighbors (kNN) is one of the most well-known used in the context of EMs. However, handling the parameter k can be difficult. This drawback is the same for all MLA that are instance based. Here, we propose an approach based on neighborhood graphs as an alternative. Thanks to these related graphs, like relative neighborhood graphs (RNGs) or Gabriel graphs (GGs), we provide a generalized approach with less arbitrary parameters. Neighborhood graphs have never been introduced into EM approaches before. The results of our algorithm : Neighborhood Random Classification are very promising as they are equal to the best EM approaches such as Random Forest or those based on SVMs. In this exploratory and experimental work, we provide the methodological approach and many comparative results.


Ensemble methods neighborhood graphs relative neighborhood Graphs Gabriel Graphs k-Nearest Neighbors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Djamel Abdelkader Zighed
    • 1
  • Diala Ezzeddine
    • 2
  • Fabien Rico
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut des Sciences de l’Homme (ISH - USR 3385) Université de LyonLyonFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire EricUniversité de LyonBron CedexFrance

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