A Uniform Performance Index for Ordinal Classification with Imbalanced Classes

Wilson Silva, Joao Ribeiro Pinto, Jaime S. Cardoso

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Abstract

Ordinal classification is a specific and demanding task, where the aim is not only to increase accuracy, but to also capture the natural order between the classes, and penalize incorrect predictions by how much they deviate from this ranking. If an ordinal classifier must be able to comply with all these requirements, a suitable ordinal metric must be able to accurately measure its degree of compliance. However, the current metrics are unable to completely capture these considerations when assessing classification performance. Moreover, most suffer from sensitivity to imbalanced classes, very common in ordinal classification. In this paper, we propose two variants of a novel performance index that accounts for both accuracy and ranking in the performance assessment of ordinal classification, and is robust against imbalanced classes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509060146
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2018
Event2018 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2018 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 8 Jul 201813 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks
Volume2018-July

Conference

Conference2018 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2018
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period8/07/1813/07/18

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