A New Classifier Combination Scheme Using Clustering Ensemble

  • Miguel A. Duval-Poo
  • Joan Sosa-García
  • Alejandro Guerra-Gandón
  • Sandro Vega-Pons
  • José Ruiz-Shulcloper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7441)


Combination of multiple classifiers has been shown to increase classification accuracy in many application domains. Besides, the use of cluster analysis techniques in supervised classification tasks has shown that they can enhance the quality of the classification results. This is based on the fact that clusters can provide supplementary constraints that may improve the generalization capability of the classifiers. In this paper we introduce a new classifier combination scheme which is based on the Decision Templates Combiner. The proposed scheme uses the same concept of representing the classifiers decision as a vector in an intermediate feature space and builds more representatives decision templates by using clustering ensembles. An experimental evaluation was carried out on several synthetic and real datasets. The results show that the proposed scheme increases the classification accuracy over the Decision Templates Combiner, and other classical classifier combinations methods.


Classifier Combination Decision Templates Clustering Ensemble 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel A. Duval-Poo
    • 1
  • Joan Sosa-García
    • 1
  • Alejandro Guerra-Gandón
    • 1
  • Sandro Vega-Pons
    • 1
  • José Ruiz-Shulcloper
    • 1
  1. 1.Advanced Technologies Application Center (CENATAV)HavanaCuba

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