Enhancement of the Heuristic Optimization Based on Extended Space Forests using Classifier Ensembles
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Extended space forests are a matter of common knowledge for ensuring improvements on classification problems. They provide richer feature space and present better performance than the original feature space-based forests. Most of the contemporary studies employs original features as well as various combinations of them as input vectors for extended space forest approach. In this study, we seek to boost the performance of classifier ensembles by integrating them with heuristic optimization-based features. The contributions of this paper are fivefold. First, richer feature space is developed by using random combinations of input vectors and features picked out with ant colony optimization method which have high importance and not have been associated before. Second, we propose widely used classification algorithm which is utilized baseline classifier. Third, three ensemble strategies, namely bagging, random subspace, and random forests are proposed to ensure diversity. Fourth, a wide range of comparative experiments are conducted on widely used biomedicine datasets gathered from the University of California Irvine (UCI) machine learning repository to contribute to the advancement of proposed study. Finally, extended space forest approach with the proposed technique turns out remarkable experimental results compared to the original version and various extended versions of recent state-of-art studies.