Kernel Entropy Discriminant Analysis for Dimension Reduction
The unsupervised techniques for dimension reduction, such as principal component analysis (PCA), kernel PCA and kernel entropy component analysis, do not take the information about class labels into consideration. The reduced dimension representation obtained using the unsupervised techniques may not capture the discrimination information. The supervised techniques, such as multiple discriminant analysis and generalized discriminant analysis, can capture discriminatory information. However the reduced dimension is limited by number of classes. We propose a supervised technique, kernel entropy discriminant analysis (kernel EDA), that uses Euclidean divergence as criterion function. Parzen window method for density estimation is used to find an estimate of Euclidean divergence. Euclidean divergence estimate is expressed in terms of eigenvectors and eigenvalues of the kernel gram matrix. The eigenvalues and eigenvectors that contribute significantly to the Euclidean divergence estimate are used for determining the directions for projection. Effectiveness of the kernel EDA method is demonstrated through the improved classification accuracy for benchmark datasets.
KeywordsEuclidean divergence Parzen windowing
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