Multiple Description Pattern Analysis: Robustness to Misclassification Using Local Discriminant Frame Expansions


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E88-D   No.10   pp.2296-2307
Publication Date: 2005/10/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietisy/e88-d.10.2296
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Image Recognition and Understanding)
multiple description coding models,  local discriminant basis,  multiple classifier systems,  

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In this paper, a source coding model for learning multiple concept descriptions of data is proposed. Our source coding model is based on the concept of transmitting data over multiple channels, called multiple description (MD) coding. In particular, frame expansions have been used in our MD coding models for pattern classification. Using this model, there are several interesting properties within a class of multiple classifier algorithms that share with our proposed scheme. Generalization of the MD view under an extension of local discriminant basis towards the theory of frames allows the formulation of a generalized class of low-complexity learning algorithms applicable to high-dimensional pattern classification. To evaluate this approach, performance results for automatic target recognition (ATR) are presented for synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images from the MSTAR public release data set. From the experimental results, our approach outperforms state-of-the-art methods such as conditional Gaussian signal model, Adaboost, and ECOC-SVM.