Nonlinear Online Classification Algorithm with Probability Margin


Mingmin Chi, Huijun He, Wenqiang Zhang ;
Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Machine Learning, PMLR 20:33-46, 2011.


Usually, it is necessary for nonlinear online learning algorithms to store a set of misclassified observed examples for computing kernel values. For large-scale problems, this is not only time consuming but leads also to an out-of-memory problem. In the paper, a nonlinear online classification algorithm is proposed with a probability margin to address the problem. In particular, the discriminant function is defined by the Gaussian mixture model with the statistical information of all the observed examples instead of data points. Then, the learnt model is used to train a nonlinear online classification algorithm with confidence such that the corresponding margin is defined by probability. When doing so, the internal memory is significantly reduced while the classification performance is kept. Also, we prove mistake bounds in terms of the generative model. Experiments carried out on one synthesis and two real large-scale data sets validate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

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