Using Random Forest to Learn Imbalanced Data

@inproceedings{Chen2004UsingRF,
  title={Using Random Forest to Learn Imbalanced Data},
  author={Chao Chen},
  year={2004}
}
In this paper we propose two ways to deal with the imbalanced data classification problem using random forest. One is based on cost sensitive learning, and the other is based on a sampling technique. Performance metrics such as precision and recall, false positive rate and false negative rate, F-measure and weighted accuracy are computed. Both methods are shown to improve the prediction accuracy of the minority class, and have favorable performance compared to the existing algorithms. 
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