Two-level classifier ensembles for credit risk assessment
Scholar | Other documents of the author: Marqués Marzal, Ana Isabel; García Jiménez, Vicente; Sánchez Garreta, José Salvador
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TitleTwo-level classifier ensembles for credit risk assessment
Many techniques have been proposed for credit risk assessment, from statistical models to artificial intelligence methods. During the last few years, different approaches to classifier ensembles have successfully been ... [+]
Many techniques have been proposed for credit risk assessment, from statistical models to artificial intelligence methods. During the last few years, different approaches to classifier ensembles have successfully been applied to credit scoring problems, demonstrating to be generally more accurate than single prediction models. The present paper goes one step beyond by introducing composite ensembles that jointly use different strategies for diversity induction. Accordingly, the combination of data resampling algorithms (bagging and AdaBoost) and attribute subset selection methods (random subspace and rotation forest) for the construction of composite ensembles is explored with the aim of improving the prediction performance. The experimental results and statistical tests show that this new two-level classifier ensemble constitutes an appropriate solution for credit scoring problems, performing better than the traditional single ensembles and very significantly better than individual classifiers. [-]
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