Overfitting detection and adaptive covariant parsimony pressure for symbolic regression

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Abstract

Covariant parsimony pressure is a theoretically motivated method primarily aimed to control bloat. In this contribution we describe an adaptive method to control covariant parsimony pressure that is aimed to reduce overfitting in symbolic regression. The method is based on the assumption that overfitting can be reduced by controlling the evolution of program length. Additionally, we propose an overfitting detection criterion that is based on the correlation of the fitness values on the training set and a validation set of all models in the population. The proposed method uses covariant parsimony pressure to decrease the average program length when overfitting occurs and allows an increase of the average program length in the absence of overfitting. The proposed approach is applied on two real world datasets. The experimental results show that the correlation of training and validation fitness can be used as an indicator for overfitting and that the proposed method of covariant parsimony pressure adaption alleviates overfitting in symbolic regression experiments with the two datasets.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
TitelGenetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO'11 - Companion Publication
Herausgeber (Verlag)ACM Sigevo
Seiten631-638
Seitenumfang8
ISBN (Print)9781450306904
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2011
Veranstaltung13th Annual Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO'11 - Dublin, Irland
Dauer: 12 Juli 201116 Juli 2011

Publikationsreihe

NameGenetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO'11 - Companion Publication

Konferenz

Konferenz13th Annual Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO'11
Land/GebietIrland
OrtDublin
Zeitraum12.07.201116.07.2011

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