A subclass model for non-linear pattern classification

Qiuming Zhu, Yao Cai

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This paper describes a pattern classification model called "classification on subclasses". The model and its computation scheme are based on the theoretic foundation of minimizing the cross-entropy of the distribution functions that bear considerable complexity and non-linearity. In this model, pattern classes are configured and described by a number of subclasses each associated with a distribution formulated according to the regularization principle. This modeling technique provides a simplified solution to a group of non-linear pattern classification problems. Simulation shows a high classification rate on pattern samples with complex distributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-29
Number of pages11
JournalPattern Recognition Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1998


  • Cross-entropy
  • Non-linearity
  • Pattern classification
  • Regularization
  • Subclasses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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