PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Mixture models for classification
Gilles Celeux
(2007) Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization . Springer .


Finite mixture distributions provide efficient approaches of model-based clustering and classification. The advantages of mixture models for unsupervised classification are reviewed. Then, the article is focusing on the model selection problem. The usefulness of taking into account the modeling purpose when selecting a model is advocated in the unsupervised and supervised classification contexts. This point of view had lead to the definition of two penalized likelihood criteria, ICL and BEC, which are presented and discussed. Criterion ICL is the approximation of the integrated completed likelihood and is concerned with model-based cluster analysis. Criterion BEC is the approximation of the integrated conditional likelihood and is concerned with generative models of classification. The behavior of ICL for choosing the number of components in a mixture model and of BEC to choose a model minimizing the expected error rate are analyzed in contrast with standard model selection criteria.

EPrint Type:Book
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
ID Code:4909
Deposited By:Gilles Celeux
Deposited On:24 March 2009