Regularization and improved interpretation of linear data mappings and adaptive distance measures
Strickert, Marc
Strickert
Marc
Hammer, Barbara
Hammer
Barbara
Villmann, Thomas
Villmann
Thomas
Biehl, Michael
Biehl
Michael
Linear data transformations are essential operations in many machine learning algorithms, helping to make such models more flexible or to emphasize certain data directions. In particular for high dimensional data sets linear transformations are not necessarily uniquely determined, though, and alternative parameterizations exist which do not change the mapping of the training data. Thus, regularization is required to make the model robust to noise and more interpretable for the user. In this contribution, we characterize the group of transformations which leave a linear mapping invariant for a given finite data set, and we discuss the consequences on the interpretability of the models. We propose an intuitive regularization mechanism to avoid problems in under-determined configurations, and we test the approach in two machine learning models.
10-17
10-17
IEEE
2013