Minimal correlation classification

Noga Levy, Lior Wolf

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When the description of the visual data is rich and consists of many features, a classification based on a single model can often be enhanced using an ensemble of models. We suggest a new ensemble learning method that encourages the base classifiers to learn different aspects of the data. Initially, a binary classification algorithm such as Support Vector Machine is applied and its confidence values on the training set are considered. Following the idea that ensemble methods work best when the classification errors of the base classifiers are not related, we serially learn additional classifiers whose output confidences on the training examples are minimally correlated. Finally, these uncorrelated classifiers are assembled using the GentleBoost algorithm. Presented experiments in various visual recognition domains demonstrate the effectiveness of the method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision, ECCV 2012 - 12th European Conference on Computer Vision, Proceedings
Number of pages14
EditionPART 6
StatePublished - 2012
Event12th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2012 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 7 Oct 201213 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 6
Volume7577 LNCS


Conference12th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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