Application of the Gravitational Search Algorithm for Constructing Fuzzy Classifiers of Imbalanced Data

Bardamova, Hodashinsky, Konev, Shelupanov
2019 Symmetry  
The presence of imbalance in data significantly complicates the classification task, including fuzzy systems. Due to a large number of instances of bigger classes, instances of smaller classes are not recognized correctly. Therefore, additional tools for improving the quality of classification are required. The most common methods for handling imbalanced data have several disadvantages. For example, methods for generating additional instances of minority classes can worsen classification if
more » ... assification if there is a strong overlap of instances from different classes. Methods that directly modify the fuzzy classification algorithm lead to a decline in the interpretability of the model. In this paper, we study the efficiency of the gravitational search algorithm in the tasks of selecting the features and tuning the term parameters for fuzzy classifiers of imbalanced data. We consider only data with two classes and apply the algorithm based on extreme values of classes to construct models with a minimum number of rules. In addition, we propose a new quality metric based on the sum of the overall accuracy and the geometric mean with the presence of a priority coefficient between them.
doi:10.3390/sym11121458 fatcat:rli74ltwh5dyzlenornmhojchq