Competent Undemocratic Committees.

Wlodzislaw Duch, Lukasz Itert, and Karol Grudzinski.
Department of Informatics, Nicolaus Copernicus University,
Grudziadzka 5, 87-100 Torun, Poland.


Committees of models are frequently employed to improve accuracy and decrease the variance of individual models. Each model has an equal right to vote (democratic procedure), despite obvious differences in model competence in different regions of the feature space. Adding competence factors to different models before calculation of the committee decision (undemocratic procedure) improves the quality of the committee. A method for creation of a committee of competent models is described and empirical tests presented.

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