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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Hybridizing mixtures of experts with support vector machines: Investigation into nonlinear dynamic systems identification
Author: Lima, CAM
Coelho, ALV
Von Zuben, FJ
Abstract: Mixture of experts (ME) models comprise a family of modular neural network architectures aiming at distilling complex problems into simple subtasks. This is done by deploying a separate gating module for softly dividing the input space into overlapping regions to be each assigned to one or more expert networks. Conversely, support vector machines (SVMs) refer to kernel-based methods, neural-network-alike models that constitute an approximate implementation of the structural risk minimization principle. Such learning machines follow the simple, but powerful idea of nonlinearly mapping input data into high-dimensional feature spaces wherein a linear decision surface discriminating different regions is properly designed. In this work, we formally characterize and empirically evaluate a novel approach, named as Mixture of Support Vector Machine Experts (MSVME), whose main purpose is to combine the complementary properties of both SVM and ME models. In the formal characterization, an algorithm based on a maximum likelihood criterion is considered for the MSVME training, and we demonstrate that it is possible to train each expert based on an SVM perspective. Regarding the empirical evaluation, simulation results involving nonlinear dynamic system identification problems are reported, contrasting the performance shown by the MSVME approach with that exhibited by conventional SVM and ME models. (C) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: mixtures of experts
support vector machines
nonlinear systems identification
Country: EUA
Editor: Elsevier Science Inc
Citation: Information Sciences. Elsevier Science Inc, v. 177, n. 10, n. 2049, n. 2074, 2007.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.ins.2007.01.009
Date Issue: 2007
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