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rFerns: An Implementation of the Random Ferns Method for General-Purpose Machine Learning | Kursa | Journal of Statistical Software
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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DOI: 10.18637/jss.v061.i10

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