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JSM 2002 Abstract #301448
Activity Number: 142
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, August 12, 2002 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Graphics*
Abstract - #301448
Title: Exploring Statistical Forests
Author(s): Simon Urbanek*+
Affiliation(s): University of Augsburg
Address: , Augsburg, International, 86135, Germany
Keywords: classification trees ; interactive methods ; exploratory data analysis

Trees are a valuable way of displaying structure in data sets, especially for classification problems. Improved classification results can be achieved using forests of trees. Adding various visualization methods and interactive tools for analysis of individual trees and of whole forests gives complementary insight into the data. This talk describes different views and methods as implemented in our prototype software, KLIMT (Klassification: Interactive Methods for Trees).

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