The use of entropy to measure structural diversity

  title={The use of entropy to measure structural diversity},
  author={Lesedi Melton Masisi and Fulufhelo Vincent Nelwamondo and Tshilidzi Marwala},
  journal={2008 IEEE International Conference on Computational Cybernetics},
In this paper entropy based methods are compared and used to measure structural diversity of an ensemble of 21 classifiers. This measure is mostly applied in ecology, whereby species counts are used as a measure of diversity. The measures used were Shannon entropy, Simpsons and the Berger Parker diversity indexes. As the diversity indexes increased so did the accuracy of the ensemble. An ensemble dominated by classifiers with the same structure produced poor accuracy. Uncertainty rule from… CONTINUE READING
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