Nuclear norm regularized convolutional Max Pos@Top machine

Qinfeng Li, Xiaofeng Zhou, Aihua Gu, Zonghua Li, Ru-Ze Liang

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In this paper, we propose a novel classification model for the multiple instance data, which aims to maximize the number of positive instances ranked before the top-ranked negative instances. This method belongs to a recently emerged performance, named as Pos@Top. Our proposed classification model has a convolutional structure that is composed by four layers, i.e., the convolutional layer, the activation layer, the max-pooling layer and the full connection layer. In this paper, we propose an algorithm to learn the convolutional filters and the full connection weights to maximize the Pos@Top measure over the training set. Also, we try to minimize the rank of the filter matrix to explore the low-dimensional space of the instances in conjunction with the classification results. The rank minimization is conducted by the nuclear norm minimization of the filter matrix. In addition, we develop an iterative algorithm to solve the corresponding problem. We test our method on several benchmark datasets. The experimental results show the superiority of our method compared with other state-of-the-art Pos@Top maximization methods.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-472
Number of pages10
JournalNeural Computing and Applications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 18 2016

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The Foundation of modern educational technology research of Jiangsu Province (No. 2015-R-42631) and The University Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (14KJD520003).


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