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Title: Post-Clustering Soft Vector Quantization with Inverse Power-Function Distribution, and Application on Discrete HMM-Based Machine Learning
Authors: M.Almazyad
Keywords: Machine Learning, Over-fitting, Quantization Noise, Soft Vector Quantization
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: In this paper, we introduce a soft vector quantization scheme with inverse power-function distribution, and analytically derive an upper bound of the resulting quantization noise energy in comparison to that of typical (hard-deciding) vector quantization. We also discuss the positive impact of this kind of soft vector quantization on the performance of machine-learning systems that include one or more vector quantization modules. Moreover, we provide experimental evidence on the advantage of avoiding over-fitting and boosting the robustness of such systems in the presence of considerable parasitic variance; e.g. noise, in the runtime inputs. The experiments have been conducted with two versions of one of the best reported discrete HMM-based Arabic OCR systems; one version deploying hard vector quantization and the other deploying our herein presented soft vector quantization. Test samples of real-life scanned pages are used to challenge both versions; hence the recognition error margins are compared
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15078
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