Volume 7, Issue 4
A Batch-mode Active Learning Method Based on the Nearest Average-class Distance (NACD) for Multiclass Brain-Computer Interfaces

Minyou Chen, Xuemin Tan, John Q. Gan, Li Zhang & Wenjuan Jian

Journal of Fiber Bioengineering & Informatics, 7 (2014), pp. 627-636.

Published online: 2014-07

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In this paper, a novel batch-mode active learning method based on the nearest average-class distance (ALNACD) is proposed to solve multi-class problems with Linear Discriminate Analysis (LDA) classifiers. Using the Nearest Average-class Distance (NACD) query function, the ALNACD algorithm selects a batch of most uncertain samples from unlabeled data to improve gradually pre-trained classifiers' performance. As our method only needs a small set of labeled samples to train initial classifiers, it is very useful in applications like Brain-computer Interface (BCI) design. To verify the effectiveness of the proposed ALNACD method, we test the ALNACD algorithm on the Dataset 2a of BCI Competition IV. The test results show that the ALNACD algorithm offers similar classification results using less sample labeling effort than Random Sampling (RS) method. It also provides competitive results compared with active Support Vector Machine (active SVM), but uses less time than the active SVM in terms of the training.

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Active Learning Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) Nearest Average-class Distance (NACD) Brain-computer Interface (BCI)

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@Article{JFBI-7-627, author = {}, title = {A Batch-mode Active Learning Method Based on the Nearest Average-class Distance (NACD) for Multiclass Brain-Computer Interfaces}, journal = {Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics}, year = {2014}, volume = {7}, number = {4}, pages = {627--636}, abstract = {In this paper, a novel batch-mode active learning method based on the nearest average-class distance (ALNACD) is proposed to solve multi-class problems with Linear Discriminate Analysis (LDA) classifiers. Using the Nearest Average-class Distance (NACD) query function, the ALNACD algorithm selects a batch of most uncertain samples from unlabeled data to improve gradually pre-trained classifiers' performance. As our method only needs a small set of labeled samples to train initial classifiers, it is very useful in applications like Brain-computer Interface (BCI) design. To verify the effectiveness of the proposed ALNACD method, we test the ALNACD algorithm on the Dataset 2a of BCI Competition IV. The test results show that the ALNACD algorithm offers similar classification results using less sample labeling effort than Random Sampling (RS) method. It also provides competitive results compared with active Support Vector Machine (active SVM), but uses less time than the active SVM in terms of the training.}, issn = {2617-8699}, doi = {https://doi.org/10.3993/jfbi12201415}, url = {http://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/jfbi/4816.html} }
TY - JOUR T1 - A Batch-mode Active Learning Method Based on the Nearest Average-class Distance (NACD) for Multiclass Brain-Computer Interfaces JO - Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics VL - 4 SP - 627 EP - 636 PY - 2014 DA - 2014/07 SN - 7 DO - http://doi.org/10.3993/jfbi12201415 UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/jfbi/4816.html KW - Active Learning KW - Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) KW - Nearest Average-class Distance (NACD) KW - Brain-computer Interface (BCI) AB - In this paper, a novel batch-mode active learning method based on the nearest average-class distance (ALNACD) is proposed to solve multi-class problems with Linear Discriminate Analysis (LDA) classifiers. Using the Nearest Average-class Distance (NACD) query function, the ALNACD algorithm selects a batch of most uncertain samples from unlabeled data to improve gradually pre-trained classifiers' performance. As our method only needs a small set of labeled samples to train initial classifiers, it is very useful in applications like Brain-computer Interface (BCI) design. To verify the effectiveness of the proposed ALNACD method, we test the ALNACD algorithm on the Dataset 2a of BCI Competition IV. The test results show that the ALNACD algorithm offers similar classification results using less sample labeling effort than Random Sampling (RS) method. It also provides competitive results compared with active Support Vector Machine (active SVM), but uses less time than the active SVM in terms of the training.
Minyou Chen, Xuemin Tan, John Q. Gan, Li Zhang & Wenjuan Jian. (2019). A Batch-mode Active Learning Method Based on the Nearest Average-class Distance (NACD) for Multiclass Brain-Computer Interfaces. Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics. 7 (4). 627-636. doi:10.3993/jfbi12201415
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