Incremental LDA learning by combining reconstructive and discriminative approaches

British machine vision conference 2007, 2007
Incremental subspace methods have proven to enable efficient training if large amounts of training data have to be processed or if not all data is available in advance. In this paper we focus on incremental LDA learning which provides good classification results while it assures a compact data representation. In contrast to existing incremental LDA methods we additionally consider reconstructive information when incrementally building the LDA subspace. Hence, we get a more flexible representation that is capable to adapt to new data. Moreover, this allows to add new instances to existing classes as well as to add new classes. The experimental results show that the proposed approach outperforms other incremental LDA methods even approaching classification results obtained by batch learning.


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