PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

PIPCAC: a novel binary classifier assuming mixtures of Gaussian functions
Alessandro Rozza, Gabriele Lombardi and Elena Casiraghi
In: Artificial Intelligence and Applications(2010).


Probabilistic classifiers are among the most popular classification methods adopted by the machine learning community. They are often based on a-priori knowledge about the probability distribution underlying the data; nevertheless this information is rarely provided, so that a family of probability distribution functions is assumed to be an approximation model. In this paper we present an efficient binary classification algorithm, called Perceptron-IPCAC (PIPCAC), assuming that each class is distributed accordingly to a Mixture of Gaussian functions. PIPCAC is defined as a multilayer perceptron trained by combining different linear classifiers. The algorithm has been tested on both synthetic and real datasets, and the obtained results demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed method. Furthermore, the promising performances have been confirmed by the comparison of its results with those achieved by Support Vector Machines.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Oral)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
ID Code:7221
Deposited By:Elena Casiraghi
Deposited On:10 March 2011