Learning Multiple Latent Variables with Self-Organizing Maps

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Learning Multiple Latent Variables with Self-Organizing Maps
Inference of latent variables from complicated data is one important problem in data mining. The high dimensionality and high complexity of real world data often make accurate inference difficult. We approach this challenge with a neural architecture we call Conjoined Twins, which is a two-layer feedforward network with a Self-Organizing Map (SOM) as its hidden layer. Its output layer can preferentially use different numbers (k) of SOM winners for the inference of different latent variables. We introduced this architecture in [1], [2]. In this paper we propose an automated procedure for the customization of k and demonstrate the effectiveness of the method by the inference of two physical parameters of icy planetary surfaces from spectroscopic data. Keywords-Self-Organizing Map; latent variable; planetary spectra I. INFERENCE OF LATENT VARIABLES FROM HIGH-DIMENSIONAL OBSERVABLE DATA Data collected to characterize a real world process or problem are usually high-dimensional, providing a...
Lili Zhang, Erzsébet Merényi
Added 09 Nov 2010
Updated 09 Nov 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where GRC
Authors Lili Zhang, Erzsébet Merényi
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