Journal of Computer Science

Design of Output Codes for Fast Covering Learning using Basic Decomposition Techniques

Aruna Tiwari and Narendra S. Chaudhari

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2006.565.571

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 2, Issue 7

Pages 565-571


We propose the design of output codes for solving the classification problem in Fast Covering Learning Algorithm (FCLA). For a complex multi-class problem normally the classifiers are constructed by combining the outputs of several binary ones. In this paper, we use the basic methods of decomposition; one per class (OPC) and Error Correcting Output Code (ECOC) with FCLA, binary to binary mapping algorithm as a base binary learner. The methods have been tested on Fisher’s well-known Iris data set and experimental results show that the classification ability is improved by using ECOC method.


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