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Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#2993 new enhancement

User-defined Evaluators for Symbolic Data Analysis Problems

Reported by: bburlacu Owned by: bburlacu
Priority: medium Milestone: HeuristicLab 3.3.x Backlog
Component: Problems.DataAnalysis.Symbolic Version: branch
Keywords: Cc:


The idea behind a user-defined evaluator is to provide a more flexible way of combining different objective measures in data analysis problems.

For example, multi-objective regression problems currently support combinations of two objectives (R2 + length, R2 + complexity, R2 + diversity, etc.), where each combination is implemented as a separate evaluator class. This becomes cumbersome or even infeasible when more/different combinations of objectives are desired.

A user-defined evaluator maintains a collection of basic evaluators (R2, length, etc.) which it then executes sequentially, returning either an aggregate value (ie., weighted sum) in the single-objective case or an array of quality values in the multi-objective case.

More complex evaluation could then be easily achieved by nesting user-defined evaluators.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by bburlacu

r16687: Initial implementation of user-defined evaluators as separate plugin.

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