An overview and comparison of voting methods for pattern recognition

  title={An overview and comparison of voting methods for pattern recognition},
  author={Merijn van Erp and Louis Vuurpijl and Lambert Schomaker},
In pattern recognition, there is a growing use of multiple classifier combinations with the goal to increase recognition performance. In many cases, plurality voting is a part of the combination process. In this article, we discuss and test several well known voting methods from politics and economics on classifier combination in order to see if an alternative to the simple plurality vote exists. We found that, assuming a number of prerequisites, better methods are available, that are… CONTINUE READING
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