Feature Extraction: Foundations and Applications by Isabelle GuyonFeature Extraction: Foundations and Applications by Isabelle Guyon

Feature Extraction: Foundations and Applications

byIsabelle GuyonEditorSteve Gunn, Masoud Nikravesh

Hardcover | July 20, 2006

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Everyonelovesagoodcompetition. AsIwritethis,twobillionfansareeagerly anticipating the 2006 World Cup. Meanwhile, a fan base that is somewhat smaller (but presumably includes you, dear reader) is equally eager to read all about the results of the NIPS 2003 Feature Selection Challenge, contained herein. Fans of Radford Neal and Jianguo Zhang (or of Bayesian neural n- works and Dirichlet di?usion trees) are gloating "I told you so" and looking forproofthattheirwinwasnota?uke. Butthematterisbynomeanssettled, and fans of SVMs are shouting "wait 'til next year!" You know this book is a bit more edgy than your standard academic treatise as soon as you see the dedication: "To our friends and foes. " Competition breeds improvement. Fifty years ago, the champion in 100m butter?yswimmingwas22percentslowerthantoday'schampion;thewomen's marathon champion from just 30 years ago was 26 percent slower. Who knows how much better our machine learning algorithms would be today if Turing in 1950 had proposed an e?ective competition rather than his elusive Test? But what makes an e?ective competition? The ?eld of Speech Recognition hashadNIST-runcompetitionssince1988;errorrateshavebeenreducedbya factorofthreeormore,butthe?eldhasnotyethadtheimpactexpectedofit. Information Retrieval has had its TREC competition since 1992; progress has been steady and refugees from the competition have played important roles in the hundred-billion-dollar search industry. Robotics has had the DARPA Grand Challenge for only two years, but in that time we have seen the results go from complete failure to resounding success (although it may have helped that the second year's course was somewhat easier than the ?rst's).
Title:Feature Extraction: Foundations and ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:778 pagesPublished:July 20, 2006Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3540354875

ISBN - 13:9783540354871


Table of Contents

An Introduction to Feature Extraction.- An Introduction to Feature Extraction.- Feature Extraction Fundamentals.- Learning Machines.- Assessment Methods.- Filter Methods.- Search Strategies.- Embedded Methods.- Information-Theoretic Methods.- Ensemble Learning.- Fuzzy Neural Networks.- Feature Selection Challenge.- Design and Analysis of the NIPS2003 Challenge.- High Dimensional Classification with Bayesian Neural Networks and Dirichlet Diffusion Trees.- Ensembles of Regularized Least Squares Classifiers for High-Dimensional Problems.- Combining SVMs with Various Feature Selection Strategies.- Feature Selection with Transductive Support Vector Machines.- Variable Selection using Correlation and Single Variable Classifier Methods: Applications.- Tree-Based Ensembles with Dynamic Soft Feature Selection.- Sparse, Flexible and Efficient Modeling using L 1 Regularization.- Margin Based Feature Selection and Infogain with Standard Classifiers.- Bayesian Support Vector Machines for Feature Ranking and Selection.- Nonlinear Feature Selection with the Potential Support Vector Machine.- Combining a Filter Method with SVMs.- Feature Selection via Sensitivity Analysis with Direct Kernel PLS.- Information Gain, Correlation and Support Vector Machines.- Mining for Complex Models Comprising Feature Selection and Classification.- Combining Information-Based Supervised and Unsupervised Feature Selection.- An Enhanced Selective Naïve Bayes Method with Optimal Discretization.- An Input Variable Importance Definition based on Empirical Data Probability Distribution.- New Perspectives in Feature Extraction.- Spectral Dimensionality Reduction.- Constructing Orthogonal Latent Features for Arbitrary Loss.- Large Margin Principles for Feature Selection.- Feature Extraction for Classification of Proteomic Mass Spectra: A Comparative Study.- Sequence Motifs: Highly Predictive Features of Protein Function.