Evolutionary Pursuit and Its Application to Face Recognition

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Evolutionary Pursuit and Its Application to Face Recognition
Abstract-- This paper introduces Evolutionary Pursuit (EP) as a novel and adaptive representation method for image encoding and classification. In analogy to projection pursuit methods, EP seeks to learn an optimal basis for the dual purpose of data compression and pattern classification. The challenge for EP is to increase the generalization ability of the learning machine as a result of seeking the trade-off between minimizing the empirical risk encountered during training and narrowing the confidence interval for reducing the guaranteed risk during future testing on unseen images. Towards that end, EP implements strategies characteristic of genetic algorithms (GAs) for searching the space of possible solutions to determine the optimal basis. EP starts by projecting the original data into a lower dimensional whitened Principal Component Analysis (PCA) space. Directed but random rotations of the basis vectors in this space are then searched by GAs where evolution is driven by a fitnes...
Chengjun Liu, Harry Wechsler
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Type Journal
Year 2000
Where PAMI
Authors Chengjun Liu, Harry Wechsler
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