Ensemble-based active learning for class imbalance problem

Yanping Yang, Guangzhi Ma
2010 Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering  
In medical diagnosis, the problem of class imbalance is popular. Though there are abundant unlabeled data, it is very difficult and expensive to get labeled ones. In this paper, an ensemble-based active learning algorithm is proposed to address the class imbalance problem. The artificial data are created according to the distribution of the training dataset to make the ensemble diverse, and the random subspace re-sampling method is used to reduce the data dimension. In selecting member
more » ... ing member classifiers based on misclassification cost estimation, the minority class is assigned with higher weights for misclassification costs, while each testing sample has a variable penalty factor to induce the ensemble to correct current error. In our experiments with UCI disease datasets, instead of classification accuracy, F-value and G-means are used as the evaluation rule. Compared with other ensemble methods, our method shows best performance, and needs less labeled samples.
doi:10.4236/jbise.2010.310133 fatcat:vpsua255tfdelc4dk4sf74c6be