ThresholdSelector (3.6) (legacy)

A metaclassifier that selecting a mid-point threshold on the probability output by a Classifier. The midpoint threshold is set so that a given performance measure is optimized. Currently this is the F-measure. Performance is measured either on the training data, a hold-out set or using cross-validation. In addition, the probabilities returned by the base learner can have their range expanded so that the output probabilities will reside between 0 and 1 (this is useful if the scheme normally produces probabilities in a very narrow range).

(based on WEKA 3.6)

For further options, click the 'More' - button in the dialog.

All weka dialogs have a panel where you can specify classifier-specific parameters.


Class column
Choose the column that contains the target variable.
Preliminary Attribute Check

The Preliminary Attribute Check tests the underlying classifier against the DataTable specification at the inport of the node. Columns that are compatible with the classifier are marked with a green 'ok'. Columns which are potentially not compatible are assigned a red error message.

Important: If a column is marked as 'incompatible', it does not necessarily mean that the classifier cannot be executed! Sometimes, the error message 'Cannot handle String class' simply means that no nominal values are available (yet). This may change during execution of the predecessor nodes.

Capabilities: [Nominal attributes, Binary attributes, Unary attributes, Empty nominal attributes, Numeric attributes, Date attributes, Missing values, Binary class, Missing class values] Dependencies: [Nominal attributes, Binary attributes, Unary attributes, Empty nominal attributes, Numeric attributes, Date attributes, String attributes, Relational attributes, Missing values, No class, Missing class values, Only multi-Instance data] min # Instance: 1

Classifier Options

C: The class for which threshold is determined. Valid values are: 1, 2 (for first and second classes, respectively), 3 (for whichever class is least frequent), and 4 (for whichever class value is most frequent), and 5 (for the first class named any of "yes","pos(itive)" "1", or method 3 if no matches). (default 5).

X: Number of folds used for cross validation. If just a hold-out set is used, this determines the size of the hold-out set (default 3).

R: Sets whether confidence range correction is applied. This can be used to ensure the confidences range from 0 to 1. Use 0 for no range correction, 1 for correction based on the min/max values seen during threshold selection (default 0).

E: Sets the evaluation mode. Use 0 for evaluation using cross-validation, 1 for evaluation using hold-out set, and 2 for evaluation on the training data (default 1).

M: Measure used for evaluation (default is FMEASURE).

manual: Set a manual threshold to use. This option overrides automatic selection and options pertaining to automatic selection will be ignored. (default -1, i.e. do not use a manual threshold).

S: Random number seed. (default 1)

D: If set, classifier is run in debug mode and may output additional info to the console

W: Full name of base classifier. (default: weka.classifiers.functions.Logistic)


D: Turn on debugging output.

R: Set the ridge in the log-likelihood.

M: Set the maximum number of iterations (default -1, until convergence).

Input Ports

Training data

Output Ports

Trained classifier

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Weka Node View
Each Weka node provides a summary view that provides information about the classification. If the test data contains a class column, an evaluation is generated.


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