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Improving the H2MLVQ algorithm by the Cross Entropy Method

Boubezoul, Abderrahmane ; Paris, Sébastien ; Ouladsine, Mustapha



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Abstract:
This paper addresses the use of a stochastic optimization method called the Cross Entropy (CE) Method in the improvement of a recently proposed H2MLVQ (Harmonic to minimum LVQ) algorithm, this algorithm was proposed as an initialization insensitive variant of the well known Learning Vector Quantization (LVQ) algorithm. This paper has two aims, the first aim is the use of the Cross Entropy (CE) Method to tackle the initialization sensitiveness problem associated with the original (LVQ) algorithm and its variants and the second aim is to use a weighted norm instead of the Euclidean norm in order to select the most relevant features. The results in this paper indicate that the CE method can successfully be applied to this kind of problems and efficiently generate high quality solutions. Also, good competitive numerical results on several datasets are reported.


Keywords: Generalized Learning Vector Quantization, Relevance Learning, Cross Entropy method, Initialization sensitiveness
Institution: Faculty of Technology, Research Groups in Informatics
DDC classification: Data processing, computer science, computer systems

Suggested Citation:
Boubezoul, Abderrahmane ; Paris, Sébastien ; Ouladsine, Mustapha  (2007)  Improving the H2MLVQ algorithm by the Cross Entropy Method.


URL: http://biecoll.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/volltexte/2007/138



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