|Authors:||Miron B. Kursa|
|Title:||rFerns: An Implementation of the Random Ferns Method for General-Purpose Machine Learning|
|Abstract:||Random ferns is a very simple yet powerful classification method originally introduced for specific computer vision tasks. In this paper, I show that this algorithm may be considered as a constrained decision tree ensemble and use this interpretation to introduce a series of modifications which enable the use of random ferns in general machine learning problems. Moreover, I extend the method with an internal error approximation and an attribute importance measure based on corresponding features of the random forest algorithm. I also present the R package rFerns containing an efficient implementation of this modified version of random ferns.|
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rFerns: An Implementation of the Random Ferns Method for General-Purpose Machine Learning
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