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Genetic algorithms for pattern recognition analysis and fusion of sensor data
Author(s): Barry K. Lavine; Anthony J. Moores
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Paper Abstract

A genetic algorithm (GA) for pattern recognition analysis of optical sensor data has been developed. The GA selects feature sets based on their principal component (PC) plots. A good PC plot can only be generated using features whose variance or information is primarily about class differences. Hence, the principal component analysis routine in the fitness function of the GA acts as an information filter, significantly reducing the size of the search space since it limits its search to features whose PC plots show clustering on the basis of the class. In addition, the GA focuses on those classes and/or samples that are difficult to classify as it trains using a form of boosting. Samples that consistently classify correctly are not as heavily weighted as samples that are difficult to classify. Over time, the algorithm learns its optimal parameters in a manner similar to a perceptron. The pattern recognition GA integrates aspects of strong and weak learning to yield a 'smart' one-pass procedure for feature selection and pattern classification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3854, Pattern Recognition, Chemometrics, and Imaging for Optical Environmental Monitoring, (16 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372891
Show Author Affiliations
Barry K. Lavine, Clarkson Univ. (United States)
Anthony J. Moores, Clarkson Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3854:
Pattern Recognition, Chemometrics, and Imaging for Optical Environmental Monitoring
Khalid J. Siddiqui; DeLyle Eastwood, Editor(s)

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