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Inferring Sparse Kernel Combinations and Relevance Vectors: An application to subcellular localization of proteins
Theodoros Damoulas, Yiming Ying, Mark Girolami and Colin Campbell
In: ICMLA2008, California, USA(2008).


In this paper, we introduce two new formulations for multi-class multi-kernel relevance vector machines (m- RVMs) that explicitly lead to sparse solutions, both in samples and in number of kernels. This enables their application to large-scale multi-feature multinomial classification problems where there is an abundance of training samples, classes and feature spaces. The proposed methods are based on an expectation-maximization (EM) framework employing a multinomial probit likelihood and explicit pruning of non-relevant training samples. We demonstrate the methods on a low-dimensional artificial dataset. We then demonstrate the accuracy and sparsity of the method when applied to the challenging bioinformatics task of predicting protein subcellular localization.

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Talk)
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Subjects:Theory & Algorithms
ID Code:5138
Deposited By:Colin Campbell
Deposited On:24 March 2009