Distance-based large margin classifier suitable for integrated circuit implementation

Distance-based large margin classifier suitable for integrated circuit implementation

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A new learning method for classification problems that is suitable for integrated circuit implementation is presented. The method, which outperforms current approaches in many data sets, is based on a structural description of the learning set represented by a planar graph. The final classification function is composed of a hierarchical mixture of local experts, which yields a large margin classifier for the whole learning set. Since it is based only on distance calculations, on-chip learning can also be executed. The method is also appropriate for online and incremental learning, since model parameters are obtained directly from the data set, without need of user interaction for learning.


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