# resubEdge

Resubstitution classification edge for multiclass error-correcting output codes (ECOC) model

## Description

returns the resubstitution classification edge
(`e`

= resubEdge(`Mdl`

)`e`

) for the multiclass error-correcting output codes (ECOC) model
`Mdl`

using the training data stored in `Mdl.X`

and
the corresponding class labels stored in `Mdl.Y`

.

The classification edge is a scalar value that represents the weighted mean of the classification margins.

computes the resubstitution classification edge with additional options specified by one or
more name-value pair arguments. For example, you can specify a decoding scheme, binary
learner loss function, and verbosity level.`e`

= resubEdge(`Mdl`

,`Name,Value`

)

## Examples

### Resubstitution Edge of ECOC Model

Compute the resubstitution edge for an ECOC model with SVM binary learners.

Load Fisher's iris data set. Specify the predictor data `X`

and the response data `Y`

.

```
load fisheriris
X = meas;
Y = species;
```

Train an ECOC model using SVM binary classifiers. Standardize the predictors using an SVM template, and specify the class order.

```
t = templateSVM('Standardize',true);
classOrder = unique(Y)
```

`classOrder = `*3x1 cell*
{'setosa' }
{'versicolor'}
{'virginica' }

Mdl = fitcecoc(X,Y,'Learners',t,'ClassNames',classOrder);

`t`

is an SVM template object. During training, the software uses default values for empty properties in `t`

. `Mdl`

is a `ClassificationECOC`

model.

Compute the resubstitution edge, which is the mean of the training-sample margins.

e = resubEdge(Mdl)

e = 0.4960

### Select ECOC Model Features by Comparing Training-Sample Edges

Perform feature selection by comparing training-sample edges from multiple models. Based solely on this comparison, the classifier with the greatest edge is the best classifier.

Load Fisher's iris data set. Define two data sets:

`fullX`

contains all four predictors.`partX`

contains the sepal measurements only.

```
load fisheriris
X = meas;
fullX = X;
partX = X(:,1:2);
Y = species;
```

Train an ECOC model using SVM binary learners for each predictor set. Standardize the predictors using an SVM template, specify the class order, and compute the posterior probabilities.

```
t = templateSVM('Standardize',true);
classOrder = unique(Y)
```

`classOrder = `*3x1 cell*
{'setosa' }
{'versicolor'}
{'virginica' }

FullMdl = fitcecoc(fullX,Y,'Learners',t,'ClassNames',classOrder,... 'FitPosterior',true); PartMdl = fitcecoc(partX,Y,'Learners',t,'ClassNames',classOrder,... 'FitPosterior',true);

The default SVM score is the distance from the decision boundary. If you specify to compute posterior probabilities, then the software uses posterior probabilities as scores.

Compute the resubstitution edge for each classifier. The quadratic loss function operates on scores in the domain [0,1]. Specify to use quadratic loss when aggregating the binary learners for both models.

fullEdge = resubEdge(FullMdl,'BinaryLoss','quadratic')

fullEdge = 0.9896

partEdge = resubEdge(PartMdl,'BinaryLoss','quadratic')

partEdge = 0.5059

The edge for the classifier trained on the complete data set is greater, suggesting that the classifier trained with all the predictors has a better training-sample fit.

## Input Arguments

`Mdl`

— Full, trained multiclass ECOC model

`ClassificationECOC`

model

Full, trained multiclass ECOC model, specified as a `ClassificationECOC`

model trained with `fitcecoc`

.

### Name-Value Arguments

Specify optional
comma-separated pairs of `Name,Value`

arguments. `Name`

is
the argument name and `Value`

is the corresponding value.
`Name`

must appear inside quotes. You can specify several name and value
pair arguments in any order as
`Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN`

.

**Example:**

`resubEdge(Mdl,'BinaryLoss','quadratic')`

specifies a quadratic
binary learner loss function.`BinaryLoss`

— Binary learner loss function

`'hamming'`

| `'linear'`

| `'logit'`

| `'exponential'`

| `'binodeviance'`

| `'hinge'`

| `'quadratic'`

| function handle

Binary learner loss function, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of
`'BinaryLoss'`

and a built-in loss function name or function handle.

This table describes the built-in functions, where

*y*is a class label for a particular binary learner (in the set {–1,1,0}),_{j}*s*is the score for observation_{j}*j*, and*g*(*y*,_{j}*s*) is the binary loss formula._{j}Value Description Score Domain *g*(*y*,_{j}*s*)_{j}`'binodeviance'`

Binomial deviance (–∞,∞) log[1 + exp(–2 *y*)]/[2log(2)]_{j}s_{j}`'exponential'`

Exponential (–∞,∞) exp(– *y*)/2_{j}s_{j}`'hamming'`

Hamming [0,1] or (–∞,∞) [1 – sign( *y*)]/2_{j}s_{j}`'hinge'`

Hinge (–∞,∞) max(0,1 – *y*)/2_{j}s_{j}`'linear'`

Linear (–∞,∞) (1 – *y*)/2_{j}s_{j}`'logit'`

Logistic (–∞,∞) log[1 + exp(– *y*)]/[2log(2)]_{j}s_{j}`'quadratic'`

Quadratic [0,1] [1 – *y*(2_{j}*s*– 1)]_{j}^{2}/2The software normalizes binary losses so that the loss is 0.5 when

*y*= 0. Also, the software calculates the mean binary loss for each class._{j}For a custom binary loss function, for example

`customFunction`

, specify its function handle`'BinaryLoss',@customFunction`

.`customFunction`

has this form:where:bLoss = customFunction(M,s)

`M`

is the*K*-by-*L*coding matrix stored in`Mdl.CodingMatrix`

.`s`

is the 1-by-*L*row vector of classification scores.`bLoss`

is the classification loss. This scalar aggregates the binary losses for every learner in a particular class. For example, you can use the mean binary loss to aggregate the loss over the learners for each class.*K*is the number of classes.*L*is the number of binary learners.

For an example of passing a custom binary loss function, see Predict Test-Sample Labels of ECOC Model Using Custom Binary Loss Function.

The default `BinaryLoss`

value depends on the score ranges returned
by the binary learners. This table describes some default
`BinaryLoss`

values based on the given assumptions.

Assumption | Default Value |
---|---|

All binary learners are SVMs or either linear or kernel classification models of SVM learners. | `'hinge'` |

All binary learners are ensembles trained by
`AdaboostM1` or
`GentleBoost` . | `'exponential'` |

All binary learners are ensembles trained by
`LogitBoost` . | `'binodeviance'` |

All binary learners are linear or kernel classification models of
logistic regression learners. Or, you specify to predict class
posterior probabilities by setting
`'FitPosterior',true` in `fitcecoc` . | `'quadratic'` |

To check the default value, use dot notation to display the
`BinaryLoss`

property of the trained model at the command
line.

**Example: **`'BinaryLoss','binodeviance'`

**Data Types: **`char`

| `string`

| `function_handle`

`Decoding`

— Decoding scheme

`'lossweighted'`

(default) | `'lossbased'`

Decoding scheme that aggregates the binary losses, specified as the comma-separated pair
consisting of `'Decoding'`

and `'lossweighted'`

or
`'lossbased'`

. For more information, see Binary Loss.

**Example: **`'Decoding','lossbased'`

`Options`

— Estimation options

`[]`

(default) | structure array returned by `statset`

Estimation options, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting
of `'Options'`

and a structure array returned by `statset`

.

To invoke parallel computing:

You need a Parallel Computing Toolbox™ license.

Specify

`'Options',statset('UseParallel',true)`

.

`Verbose`

— Verbosity level

`0`

(default) | `1`

Verbosity level, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of
`'Verbose'`

and `0`

or `1`

.
`Verbose`

controls the number of diagnostic messages that the
software displays in the Command Window.

If `Verbose`

is `0`

, then the software does not display
diagnostic messages. Otherwise, the software displays diagnostic messages.

**Example: **`'Verbose',1`

**Data Types: **`single`

| `double`

## More About

### Classification Edge

The *classification edge* is the weighted mean of the
classification margins.

One way to choose among multiple classifiers, for example to perform feature selection, is to choose the classifier that yields the greatest edge.

### Classification Margin

The *classification margin* is, for each observation,
the difference between the negative loss for the true class and the maximal negative loss
among the false classes. If the margins are on the same scale, then they serve as a
classification confidence measure. Among multiple classifiers, those that yield greater
margins are better.

### Binary Loss

A *binary loss* is a function
of the class and classification score that determines how well a binary
learner classifies an observation into the class.

Suppose the following:

*m*is element (_{kj}*k*,*j*) of the coding design matrix*M*(that is, the code corresponding to class*k*of binary learner*j*).*s*is the score of binary learner_{j}*j*for an observation.*g*is the binary loss function.$$\widehat{k}$$ is the predicted class for the observation.

In *loss-based decoding*
[Escalera et al.], the class producing the minimum sum of the binary losses over
binary learners determines the predicted class of an observation, that is,

$$\widehat{k}=\underset{k}{\text{argmin}}{\displaystyle \sum _{j=1}^{L}\left|{m}_{kj}\right|g}({m}_{kj},{s}_{j}).$$

In *loss-weighted decoding*
[Escalera et al.], the class producing the minimum average of the binary losses
over binary learners determines the predicted class of an observation, that is,

$$\widehat{k}=\underset{k}{\text{argmin}}\frac{{\displaystyle \sum _{j=1}^{L}\left|{m}_{kj}\right|g}({m}_{kj},{s}_{j})}{{\displaystyle \sum}_{j=1}^{L}\left|{m}_{kj}\right|}.$$

Allwein et al. suggest that loss-weighted decoding improves classification accuracy by keeping loss values for all classes in the same dynamic range.

This table summarizes the supported loss functions, where
*y _{j}* is a class label for a particular binary
learner (in the set {–1,1,0}),

*s*is the score for observation

_{j}*j*, and

*g*(

*y*,

_{j}*s*).

_{j}Value | Description | Score Domain | g(y,_{j}s)_{j} |
---|---|---|---|

`'binodeviance'` | Binomial deviance | (–∞,∞) | log[1 +
exp(–2y)]/[2log(2)]_{j}s_{j} |

`'exponential'` | Exponential | (–∞,∞) | exp(–y)/2_{j}s_{j} |

`'hamming'` | Hamming | [0,1] or (–∞,∞) | [1 – sign(y)]/2_{j}s_{j} |

`'hinge'` | Hinge | (–∞,∞) | max(0,1 – y)/2_{j}s_{j} |

`'linear'` | Linear | (–∞,∞) | (1 – y)/2_{j}s_{j} |

`'logit'` | Logistic | (–∞,∞) | log[1 +
exp(–y)]/[2log(2)]_{j}s_{j} |

`'quadratic'` | Quadratic | [0,1] | [1 – y(2_{j}s –
1)]_{j}^{2}/2 |

The software normalizes binary losses such that the loss is 0.5 when
*y _{j}* = 0, and aggregates using the average
of the binary learners [Allwein et al.].

Do not confuse the binary loss with the overall classification loss (specified by the
`'LossFun'`

name-value pair argument of the `loss`

and
`predict`

object functions), which measures how well an ECOC classifier
performs as a whole.

## Tips

To compare the margins or edges of several ECOC classifiers, use template objects to specify a common score transform function among the classifiers during training.

## References

[1] Allwein, E., R. Schapire, and Y. Singer. “Reducing
multiclass to binary: A unifying approach for margin classiﬁers.” *Journal of
Machine Learning Research*. Vol. 1, 2000, pp. 113–141.

[2] Escalera, S., O. Pujol, and P. Radeva. “On the decoding
process in ternary error-correcting output codes.” *IEEE Transactions on
Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence*. Vol. 32, Issue 7, 2010, pp.
120–134.

[3] Escalera, S., O. Pujol, and P. Radeva. “Separability of
ternary codes for sparse designs of error-correcting output codes.” *Pattern
Recogn*. Vol. 30, Issue 3, 2009, pp. 285–297.

## Extended Capabilities

### Automatic Parallel Support

Accelerate code by automatically running computation in parallel using Parallel Computing Toolbox™.

To run in parallel, specify the `'Options'`

name-value argument in the call
to this function and set the `'UseParallel'`

field of the options
structure to `true`

using `statset`

.

For example: `'Options',statset('UseParallel',true)`

For more information about parallel computing, see Run MATLAB Functions with Automatic Parallel Support (Parallel Computing Toolbox).

### GPU Arrays

Accelerate code by running on a graphics processing unit (GPU) using Parallel Computing Toolbox™.

This function fully supports GPU arrays. For more information, see Run MATLAB Functions on a GPU (Parallel Computing Toolbox).

## See Also

`ClassificationECOC`

| `resubMargin`

| `edge`

| `predict`

| `resubPredict`

| `fitcecoc`

| `resubLoss`

**Introduced in R2014b**

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