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Michal Lewicki 06-10-2013 02:18 PM

Decision Trees in ML?
 
HI,
Could you explain please the role of "decision trees" apprach in ML? Do you find it usefull in comparison to e.g. other classifier algorithms? For what problems?
Regards
Michal

yaser 06-10-2013 03:29 PM

Re: Decision Trees in ML?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Michal Lewicki (Post 11082)
HI,
Could you explain please the role of "decision trees" apprach in ML? Do you find it usefull in comparison to e.g. other classifier algorithms? For what problems?
Regards
Michal

Decision trees are a useful model with nice intuition. As with every ML model, there are examples where they perform well and examples where they don't. They benefit quite a bit from aggregation methods (random forests). If I had taught aggregation in more detail, I probably would have used decision trees as an example.

Michal Lewicki 06-11-2013 04:39 PM

Re: Decision Trees in ML?
 
Thanks a lot.
Regards
Michal


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