Maximum likelihood regression trees
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Comput. Graph. Stat.
CART; information criteria; pruning trees; tree size selection; MODEL SELECTION; SURVIVAL TREES; DECISION TREES; Statistics & Probability
We propose a method of constructing regression trees within the framework of maximum likelihood. It inherits the backward fitting idea of classification and regression trees (CART) but has more rigorous justification. Simulation studies show that it provides more accurate tree model selection compared to CART. The analysis of a baseball dataset is given as an illustration.
Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics
"Maximum likelihood regression trees" (2004). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4820.