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In Neural networks : the official journal of the International Neural Network Society

In recent times, feature extraction attracted much attention in machine learning and pattern recognition fields. This paper extends and improves a scheme for linear feature extraction that can be used in supervised multi-class classification problems. Inspired by recent frameworks for robust sparse LDA and Inter-class sparsity, we propose a unifying criterion able to retain the advantages of these two powerful linear discriminant methods. We introduce an iterative alternating minimization scheme in order to estimate the linear transformation and the orthogonal matrix. The linear transformation is efficiently updated via the steepest descent gradient technique. The proposed framework is generic in the sense that it allows the combination and tuning of other linear discriminant embedding methods. We used our proposed method to fine tune the linear solutions delivered by two recent linear methods: RSLDA and RDA_FSIS. Experiments have been conducted on public image datasets of different types including objects, faces, and digits. The proposed framework compared favorably with several competing methods.

Khoder A, Dornaika F

2020-Dec-30

Discriminant model, Feature extraction, Image categorization, Inter-class sparsity, Linear embedding, Supervised learning