%0 Journal Article
	%A N. Greco and  S. Impedovo and  R.Modugno and  G. Pirlo
	%D 2007
	%J International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 6, 2007
	%T Generation of Sets of Synthetic Classifiers for the Evaluation of Abstract-Level Combination Methods
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/11212
	%V 6
	%X This paper presents a new technique for generating sets of synthetic classifiers to evaluate abstract-level combination methods. The sets differ in terms of both recognition rates of the individual classifiers and degree of similarity. For this purpose, each abstract-level classifier is considered as a random variable producing one class label as the output for an input pattern. From the initial set of classifiers, new slightly different sets are generated by applying specific operators, which are defined at the purpose. Finally, the sets of synthetic classifiers have been used to estimate the performance of combination methods for abstract-level classifiers. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

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