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We empirically evaluate several state-of-the-art methods for constructing ensembles of heterogeneous classifiers with stacking and show that they perform (at best) comparably to selecting the best classifier from the ensemble by cross validation. Among state-of-the-art stacking methods, stacking with probability distributions and multi-response linear(More)
We empirically evaluate several state-of-the-art methods for constructing ensembles of classifiers with stacking and show that they perform (at best) comparably to selecting the best classifier from the ensemble by cross validation. We then propose a new method for stacking, that uses multi-response model trees at the meta-level, and show that it(More)
Meta decision trees (MDTs) are a method for combining multiple classifiers. We present an integration of the algorithm MLC4.5 for learning MDTs into the Weka data mining suite. We compare classifier ensembles combined with MDTs to bagged and boosted decision trees, and to classifier ensembles combined with other methods: voting and stacking with three(More)
In this study, we evaluated the impact of long-term occupational exposure to elemental mercury vapor (Hg0) on the personality traits of ex-mercury miners. Study groups included 53 ex-miners previously exposed to Hg0 and 53 age-matched controls. Miners and controls completed the self-reporting Eysenck Personality Questionnaire and the Emotional States(More)
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Nm23-H1 is one of the most interesting candidate genes for a relevant role in Neuroblastoma pathogenesis. H-Prune is the most characterized Nm23-H1 binding partner, and its overexpression has been shown in different human cancers. Our study focuses on the role of the Nm23-H1/h-Prune protein complex in Neuroblastoma. Using NMR spectroscopy, we performed a(More)
Bacterial, fungal and archaeal microbiota was analysed in 143 chicken faecal samples from a single poultry farm. After DHPLC (denaturing high performance liquid chromatography) 15 bacterial groups, 10 fungal groups and a single archaeal species were differentiated. Samples were grouped into two clusters with significantly different frequencies of C.(More)
C. difficile infection is associated with disturbed gut microbiota and changes in relative frequencies and abundance of individual bacterial taxons have been described. In this study we have analysed bacterial, fungal and archaeal microbiota by denaturing high pressure liquid chromatography (DHPLC) and with machine learning methods in 208 faecal samples(More)
A theory is something nobody believes, except the person who made it. An experiment is something everybody believes, except the person who made it. Acknowledgements I wish to thank my co-supervisor Prof. Dr. Sašo Džeroski for accepting me in his research group, introducing me to the field of machine learning, and patiently supervising my work. His ideas and(More)