|Title||Addressing Overlapping in Classification with Imbalanced Datasets: A First Multi-objective Approach for Feature and Instance Selection|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Fernández, Alberto, del Jesus M. J., and Herrera Francisco|
|Editor||Jackowski, Konrad, Burduk Robert, Walkowiak Krzysztof, Wozniak Michal, and Yin Hujun|
|Conference Name||Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning – IDEAL 2015|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
In classification tasks with imbalanced datasets the distribution of examples between the classes is uneven. However, it is not the imbalance itself which hinders the performance, but there are other related intrinsic data characteristics which have a significance in the final accuracy. Among all, the overlapping between the classes is possibly the most significant one for a correct discrimination between the classes.