PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Selection of generative models in Classification
Guillaume Bouchard and Gilles Celeux
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Macine Intelligence 2005.


This article is concerned with the selection of a generative model for supervise d classification. Classical model selection criteria are assessing the fit of a model rather than its ability to produce a low classification error rate. A new criterion, the so called Bayesian Entropy Criterion (BEC) is proposed. This criterion is taking into account the decisional purpose of a model by minim izing the integrated classification entropy. It provides an interesting alternative to the cross validated error rate which is highly time consuming. The asymptotic be havior of BEC criterion is presented. Numerical experiments on both simulated and real data sets show that BEC is perf orming better than BIC criterion to select a model minimizing the classification error rate and is providing analogo us performances than the cross validated error rate.

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EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:Model Selection
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Theory & Algorithms
ID Code:1850
Deposited By:Gilles Celeux
Deposited On:29 November 2005