Linear and Order Statistics Combiners for Pattern Classiication

  title={Linear and Order Statistics Combiners for Pattern Classiication},
  author={Kagan Tumer and Joydeep Ghosh}
Several researchers have experimentally shown that substantial improvements can be obtained in diicult pattern recognition problems by combining or integrating the outputs of multiple classiiers. This chapter provides an analytical framework to quantify the improvements in classiication results due to combining. The results apply to both linear combiners and order statistics combiners. We rst show that to a rst order approximation, the error rate obtained over and above the Bayes error rate, is… CONTINUE READING