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A modular neural network architecture for pattern classification based on different feature sets.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10651337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We propose a novel connectionist method for the use of different feature sets in pattern classification. Unlike traditional methods, e.g., combination of multiple classifiers and use of a composite feature set, our method copes with the problem based on an idea of soft competition on different feature sets developed in our earlier work. An alternative modular neural network architecture is proposed to provide a more effective implementation of soft competition on different feature sets. The proposed architecture is interpreted as a generalized finite mixture model and, therefore, parameter estimation is treated as a maximum likelihood problem. An EM algorithm is derived for parameter estimation and, moreover, a model selection method is proposed to fit the proposed architecture to a specific problem. Comparative results are presented for the real world problem of speaker identification.
K Chen; H Chi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of neural systems     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0129-0657     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Neural Syst     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-17     Completed Date:  2000-02-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100527     Medline TA:  Int J Neural Syst     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  563-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Laboratory of Machine Perception and Center for Information Science, Peking University, Beijing, China.
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MeSH Terms
Neural Networks (Computer)*
Pattern Recognition, Automated*

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