Kernel-based linear-threshold algorithms, such as support vector machines and Perceptron-like algorithms, are among the best available techniques for solving pattern classification problems. In this paper, we describe an extension of the classical Perceptron algorithm, called second-order Perceptron, and analyze its performance within the mistake bound model of on-line learning. The bound achieved by our algorithm depends on the sensitivity to second-order data information and is the best known mistake bound for (efficient) kernel-based linear-threshold classifiers to date. This mistake bound, which strictly generalizes the well-known Perceptron bound, is expressed in terms of the eigenvalues of the empirical data correlation matrix and depends on a parameter controlling the sensitivity of the algorithm to the distribution of these eigenvalues. Since the optimal setting of this parameter is not known a~priori, we also analyze two variants of the second-order Perceptron algorithm: one that adaptively sets the value of the parameter in terms of the number of mistakes made so far, and one that is parameterless, based on pseudoinverses.

A second-order Perceptron algorithm / N.A. Cesa-Bianchi, A. Conconi, C. Gentile. - In: SIAM JOURNAL ON COMPUTING. - ISSN 0097-5397. - 34:3(2005), pp. 640-668.

A second-order Perceptron algorithm

N.A. Cesa-Bianchi
Primo
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A. Conconi
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2005

Abstract

Kernel-based linear-threshold algorithms, such as support vector machines and Perceptron-like algorithms, are among the best available techniques for solving pattern classification problems. In this paper, we describe an extension of the classical Perceptron algorithm, called second-order Perceptron, and analyze its performance within the mistake bound model of on-line learning. The bound achieved by our algorithm depends on the sensitivity to second-order data information and is the best known mistake bound for (efficient) kernel-based linear-threshold classifiers to date. This mistake bound, which strictly generalizes the well-known Perceptron bound, is expressed in terms of the eigenvalues of the empirical data correlation matrix and depends on a parameter controlling the sensitivity of the algorithm to the distribution of these eigenvalues. Since the optimal setting of this parameter is not known a~priori, we also analyze two variants of the second-order Perceptron algorithm: one that adaptively sets the value of the parameter in terms of the number of mistakes made so far, and one that is parameterless, based on pseudoinverses.
Mistake bounds; Pattern classification; Perception algorithm
Settore INF/01 - Informatica
2005
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