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Dual Stage Classification of Hand Gestures using Surface Electromyogram Machine Learning

Surface electromyography (sEMG) is becoming exceeding useful in applications involving analysis of human motion such as in human-machine interface, assistive technology, healthcare and prosthetic development. The proposed work presents a novel dual stage classification approach for classification of grasping gestures from sEMG signals. A statistical assessment of these activities is presented to determine the similar characteristics between the considered activities. Similar activities are grouped together. In the first stage of classification, an activity is identified as belonging to a group, which is then further classified as one of the activities within the group in the second stage of classification. The performance of the proposed approach is compared to the conventional single stage classification approach in terms of classification accuracies. The classification accuracies obtained using the proposed dual stage classification are significantly higher as compared to that for single stage classification.

Machine Learning in R: Regression & Classification in 2021


Description Regression Analysis and Classification for Machine Learning & Data Science in R My course will be your hands-on guide to the theory and applications of supervised machine learning with a focus on regression analysis and classification using the R-programming language. Unlike other courses, it offers NOT ONLY the guided demonstrations of the R-scripts but also covers theoretical background that will allow you to apply and understand REGRESSION ANALYSIS and CLASSIFICATION (Linear Regression, Random Forest, KNN, etc) in R. We will cover many R packages incl. This course also covers all the main aspects of practical and highly applied data science related to Machine Learning (i.e. Thus, if you take this course, you will save lots of time & money on other expensive materials in the R based Data Science and Machine Learning domain. NO PRIOR R OR STATISTICS/MACHINE LEARNING / R KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: You'll start by absorbing the most valuable MAchine Learning & R-programming basics, and techniques.

Constraint Classification for Multiclass Classification and Ranking

Neural Information Processing Systems

We present a meta-algorithm for learning in this framework that learns via a single linear classifier in high dimension. We discuss distribution independent as well as margin-based generalization bounds and present empirical and theoretical evidence showing that constraint classification benefits over existing methods of multiclass classification.

Convolutional neural networks improve fungal classification


Sequence classification plays an important role in metagenomics studies. We assess the deep neural network approach for fungal sequence classification as it has emerged as a successful paradigm for big data classification and clustering. Two deep learning-based classifiers, a convolutional neural network (CNN) and a deep belief network (DBN) were trained using our recently released barcode datasets. Experimental results show that CNN outperformed the traditional BLAST classification and the most accurate machine learning based Ribosomal Database Project (RDP) classifier on datasets that had many of the labels present in the training datasets. When classifying an independent dataset namely the “Top 50 Most Wanted Fungi”, CNN and DBN assigned less sequences than BLAST. However, they could assign much more sequences than the RDP classifier. In terms of efficiency, it took the machine learning classifiers up to two seconds to classify a test dataset while it was 53 s for BLAST. The result of the current study will enable us to speed up the taxonomic assignments for the fungal barcode sequences generated at our institute as ~ 70% of them still need to be validated for public release. In addition, it will help to quickly provide a taxonomic profile for metagenomics samples.

Consistent Multilabel Classification

Neural Information Processing Systems

Multilabel classification is rapidly developing as an important aspect of modern predictive modeling, motivating study of its theoretical aspects. To this end, we propose a framework for constructing and analyzing multilabel classification metrics which reveals novel results on a parametric form for population optimal classifiers, and additional insight into the role of label correlations. In particular, we show that for multilabel metrics constructed as instance-, micro- and macro-averages, the population optimal classifier can be decomposed into binary classifiers based on the marginal instance-conditional distribution of each label, with a weak association between labels via the threshold. Thus, our analysis extends the state of the art from a few known multilabel classification metrics such as Hamming loss, to a general framework applicable to many of the classification metrics in common use. Based on the population-optimal classifier, we propose a computationally efficient and general-purpose plug-in classification algorithm, and prove its consistency with respect to the metric of interest.