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On Misclassification Probabilities of Linear and Quadratic Classifiers

Olusola Samuel MAKINDE

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We study the theoretical misclassification probability of linear and quadratic classifiers and examine the performance of these classifiers under distributional variations in theory and using simulation. We derive expression for Bayes errors for some competing distributions from the same family under location shift.


Nous étudions les probabilités théoriques de malclassification de méthodes de classification linéaires et quadratiques. Ensuite, nous examinons les performance de ces méthodes de classifications selon différentes distributions, sur le plan théorique en les étayant avec des études de simulations. Nous exprimons l'erreur de Bayes pour des distributions de même famille en compétition selon le changement du paramètre de centralisation.

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Afr. Stat. Volume 11, Number 1 (2016), 943-953.

First available in Project Euclid: 12 July 2016

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Bayes rule Classifiers Error rates Multivariate distributions Misclassification probabilities


MAKINDE, Olusola Samuel. On Misclassification Probabilities of Linear and Quadratic Classifiers. Afr. Stat. 11 (2016), no. 1, 943--953. doi:10.16929/as/2016.943.85.

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