Visualization of incomplete data using class information constraints

Yi. Sun, P. Tino, I. Nabney

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We analyse how the training algorithm for the Generative Topographic Mapping (GTM) can be modifed to use class information to improve results on incomplete data. The approach is based on an Expectation-Maximisation (EM) method which estimates the parameters of the mix- ture components and missing values at the same time; furthermore, if we know the class membership of each pattern, we can improve the generic algorithm by eliminating multi-modalities in the posterior distribution over the latent space centres. We evaluate the method on a toy prob- lem and a realistic data set. The results show that our algorithm can help to construct informative visualisation plots, even when many of the training points are incomplete.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUncertainty in Geometric Computations
EditorsJ. Winkler, M. Niranjan
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISBN (Print)978-0-7923-7309-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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