Flexible non-greedy discriminant subspace feature extraction.


College of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210037, PR China. Electronic address: [Email]


Recently, L1-norm-based non-greedy linear discriminant analysis (NLDA-L1) for feature extraction has been shown to be effective for dimensionality reduction, which obtains projection vectors by a non-greedy algorithm. However, it usually acquires unsatisfactory performances due to the utilization of L1-norm distance measurement. Therefore, in this brief paper, we propose a flexible non-greedy discriminant subspace feature extraction method, which is an extension of NLDA-L1 by maximizing the ratio of Lp-norm inter-class dispersion to intra-class dispersion. Besides, we put forward a powerful iterative algorithm to solve the resulted objective function and also conduct theoretical analysis on the algorithm. Finally, experimental results on image databases show the effectiveness of our method.


Intra-class dispersion,L-norm inter-class dispersion,L-norm-based non-greedy discriminant analysis,Robust distance measurement,