The voice of The Apache Software Foundation

Apache Big Data Seville 2016 – Distributed Logistic Model Trees – Mateo Alvarez & Antonio Soriano

December 9, 2016

Distributed Logistic Model Trees – Mateo Alvarez & Antonio Soriano

Classification algorithms play an important role in different business areas, such as fraud detection, cross selling or customer behavior. In the business context, interpretability is a very desirable property, sometimes even a hard requirement. However, interpretable algorithms are usually outperformed by other non-interpretable algorithms such as Random Forest. In this talk Antonio Soriano will present a distributed implementation in Spark of the Logistic Model Tree (LMT) algorithm (Landwehr, et al. (2005). Machine Learning, 59(1-2), 161-205.), which consists of a decision tree with logistic classifiers in the leafs. While being highly interpretable, the LMT consistently performs equal or better than other popular algorithms in several performance metrics such as accuracy, precision/recall or area under the ROC curve.

More information about this talk

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.
%d bloggers like this: