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Semi-Supervised Classification Using Sparse Gaussian Process Regression

Patel, Amrish and Sundararajan, S and Shevade, Shirish (2010) Semi-Supervised Classification Using Sparse Gaussian Process Regression. In: 21st Internation Joint Conference on Artifical Intelligence (IJCAI-09), JUL 11-17, 2009 , Pasadena, CA, pp. 1193-1198.

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Gaussian Processes (GPs) are promising Bayesian methods for classification and regression problems. They have also been used for semi-supervised learning tasks. In this paper, we propose a new algorithm for solving semi-supervised binary classification problem using sparse GP regression (GPR) models. It is closely related to semi-supervised learning based on support vector regression (SVR) and maximum margin clustering. The proposed algorithm is simple and easy to implement. It gives a sparse solution directly unlike the SVR based algorithm. Also, the hyperparameters are estimated easily without resorting to expensive cross-validation technique. Use of sparse GPR model helps in making the proposed algorithm scalable. Preliminary results on synthetic and real-world data sets demonstrate the efficacy of the new algorithm.

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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
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Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 11:24
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2010 11:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/34072

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