Structural Modelling with Sparse Kernels

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Structural Modelling with Sparse Kernels
A widely acknowledged drawback of many statistical modelling techniques, commonly used in machine learning, is that the resulting model is extremely difficult to interpret. A number of new concepts and algorithms have been introduced by researchers to address this problem. They focus primarily on determining which inputs are relevant in predicting the output. This work describes a transparent, advanced non-linear modelling approach that enables the constructed predictive models to be visualised, allowing model validation and assisting in interpretation. The technique combines the representational advantage of a sparse ANOVA decomposition, with the good generalisation ability of a kernel machine. It achieves this by employing two forms of regularisation: a 1-norm based structural regulariser to enforce transparency, and a 2-norm based regulariser to control smoothness. The resulting model structure can be visualised showing the overall effects of different inputs, their interactions, a...
Steve R. Gunn, Jaz S. Kandola
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Updated 22 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2002
Where ML
Authors Steve R. Gunn, Jaz S. Kandola
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