Detection of Pulsar Candidates using Bagging Method

Mourad Azhari, Abdallah Abarda, Altaf Alaoui, Badia Ettaki, Jamal Zerouaoui
2020 Procedia Computer Science  
The pulsar classification represents a major issue in the astrophysical area. The Bagging Algorithm is an ensemble method widely used to improve the performance of classification algorithms, especially in the case of pulsar search. In this way, our paper tries to prove how the Bagging Method can improve the performance of pulsar candidate detection in connection with four basic classifiers: Core Vector Machines (CVM), the K-Nearest-Neighbors (KNN), the Artificial Neural Network (ANN), and Cart
more » ... rk (ANN), and Cart Decision Tree (CDT). The Error Rate, Area Under the Curve (AUC), and Computation Time (CT) are measured to compare the performance of different classifiers. The High Time Resolution Universe (HTRU2) dataset, collected from the UCI Machine Learning Repository, is used in the experimentation phase. Abstract The pulsar classification represents a major issue in the astrophysical area. The Bagging Algorithm is an ensemble method widely used to improve the performance of classification algorithms, especially in the case of pulsar search. In this way, our paper tries to prove how the Bagging Method can improve the performance of pulsar candidate detection in connection with four basic classifiers: Core Vector Machines (CVM), the K-Nearest-Neighbors (KNN), the Artificial Neural Network (ANN), and Cart Decision Tree (CDT). The Error Rate, Area Under the Curve (AUC), and Computation Time (CT) are measured to compare the performance of different classifiers. The High Time Resolution Universe (HTRU2) dataset, collected from the UCI Machine Learning Repository, is used in the experimentation phase.
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2020.03.062 fatcat:2axmfbv6xbampjtvzkbtwvf6ce