A Preliminar Analysis of CO2RBFN in Imbalanced Problems

  • M. D. Pérez-Godoy
  • A. J. Rivera
  • A. Fernández
  • M. J. del Jesus
  • F. Herrera
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5517)


In many real classification problems the data are imbalanced, i.e., the number of instances for some classes are much higher than that of the other classes. Solving a classification task using such an imbalanced data-set is difficult due to the bias of the training towards the majority classes. The aim of this contribution is to analyse the performance of CO2RBFN, a cooperative-competitive evolutionary model for the design of RBFNs applied to classification problems on imbalanced domains and to study the cooperation of a well known preprocessing method, the “Synthetic Minority Over-sampling Technique” (SMOTE) with our algorithm. The good performance of CO2RBFN is shown through an experimental study carried out over a large collection of imbalanced data-sets.


Neural Networks Radial Basis Functions Genetic Algorithms Imbalanced Data-Sets 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. D. Pérez-Godoy
    • 1
  • A. J. Rivera
    • 1
  • A. Fernández
    • 2
  • M. J. del Jesus
    • 1
  • F. Herrera
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of JaénJaénSpain
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain

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