Title Logistic evolutionary product-unit neural network classifier: the case of agrarian efficiency
Authors TORRES JIMÉNEZ, MERCEDES, GARCÍA ALONSO, CARLOS, SÁNCHEZ MONEDERO, JAVIER, MILLÁN LARA, SALUD, Hervas-Martinez, Cesar, GARCÍA ALONSO, CARLOS, MILLÁN LARA, SALUD, TORRES JIMÉNEZ, MERCEDES, SÁNCHEZ MONEDERO, JAVIER
External publication No
Means Prog. Artif. Intell.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
Area International
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Publication date 01/12/2015
ISI 000437872500003
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85056091569
DOI 10.1007/s13748-015-0068-7
Abstract Using a high-variability sample of real agrarian enterprises previously classified into two classes (efficient and inefficient), a comparative study was carried out to demonstrate the classification accuracy of logistic regression algorithms based on evolutionary productunit neural networks. Data envelopment analysis considering variable returns to scale (BBC-DEA) was chosen to classify selected farms (220 olive tree farms in dry farming) as efficient or inefficient using surveyed socio-economic variables (agrarian year 2000). Once the sample was grouped by BCC-DEA, easy-to-collect descriptive variables (concerning the farm and farmer) were then used as independent variables to find a quick and reliable alternative for classifying agrarian enterprises as efficient or inefficient according to their technical efficiency. Results showed that our proposal is very promising for the classification of complex structures (farms).
Keywords Neural networks; Logistic regression; Classification; Product-unit; Evolutionary algorithms; Agrarian technical efficiency; Data envelopment analysis
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