Pattern Recognition: Overviews

Theory of Spectral Method for Union of Subspaces-Based Random Geometry Graph Machine Learning

Union of Subspaces (UoS) model serves as an important model i n statistical machine learning. Briefly speaking, UoS models those high-dimensional da ta, encountered in many real-world problems, which lie close to low-dimensional subspaces corresponding to several classes to which the data belong, such as handwritten digits (Hasti e and Simard, 1998), face images (Basri and Jacobs, 2003), DNA microarray data (Parvare sh et al., 2008), and hyper-spectral images (Chen et al., 2011), to name just a few. A fund amental task in processing data points in UoS is to cluster these data points, which is kn own as Subspace Clustering (SC). Applications of SC has spanned all over science and eng ineering, including motion segmentation (Costeira and Kanade, 1998; Kanatani, 2001), face recognition (Wright et al., 2008), and classification of diseases (McWilliams and Monta na, 2014) and so on. We refer the reader to the tutorial paper (Vidal, 2011) for a review of the development of SC. The authors are with Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China. The corresponding author of this paper is Y. Gu (gyt@tsinghu

Unified Hypersphere Embedding for Speaker Recognition Artificial Intelligence

Incremental improvements in accuracy of Convolutional Neural Networks are usually achieved through use of deeper and more complex models trained on larger datasets. However, enlarging dataset and models increases the computation and storage costs and cannot be done indefinitely. In this work, we seek to improve the identification and verification accuracy of a text-independent speaker recognition system without use of extra data or deeper and more complex models by augmenting the training and testing data, finding the optimal dimensionality of embedding space and use of more discriminative loss functions. Results of experiments on VoxCeleb dataset suggest that: (i) Simple repetition and random time-reversion of utterances can reduce prediction errors by up to 18%. (ii) Lower dimensional embeddings are more suitable for verification. (iii) Use of proposed logistic margin loss function leads to unified embeddings with state-of-the-art identification and competitive verification accuracies.

OpenCV Tutorial: A Guide to Learn OpenCV - PyImageSearch


Whether you're interested in learning how to apply facial recognition to video streams, building a complete deep learning pipeline for image classification, or simply want to tinker with your Raspberry Pi and add image recognition to a hobby project, you'll need to learn OpenCV somewhere along the way. The truth is that learning OpenCV used to be quite challenging. The documentation was hard to navigate. The tutorials were hard to follow and incomplete. And even some of the books were a bit tedious to work through. The good news is learning OpenCV isn't as hard as it used to be. And in fact, I'll go as far as to say studying OpenCV has become significantly easier. And to prove it to you (and help you learn OpenCV), I've put together this complete guide to learning the fundamentals of the OpenCV library using the Python programming language. Let's go ahead and get started learning the basics of OpenCV and image processing. By the end of today's blog post, you'll understand the fundamentals of OpenCV.

Mining Rank Data Machine Learning

The problem of frequent pattern mining has been studied quite extensively for various types of data, including sets, sequences, and graphs. Somewhat surprisingly, another important type of data, namely rank data, has received very little attention in data mining so far. In this paper, we therefore addresses the problem of mining rank data, that is, data in the form of rankings (total orders) of an underlying set of items. More specifically, two types of patterns are considered, namely frequent rankings and dependencies between such rankings in the form of association rules. Algorithms for mining frequent rankings and frequent closed rankings are proposed and tested experimentally, using both synthetic and real data.

NegPSpan: efficient extraction of negative sequential patterns with embedding constraints Machine Learning

Mining frequent sequential patterns consists in extracting recurrent behaviors, modeled as patterns, in a big sequence dataset. Such patterns inform about which events are frequently observed in sequences, i.e. what does really happen. Sometimes, knowing that some specific event does not happen is more informative than extracting a lot of observed events. Negative sequential patterns (NSP) formulate recurrent behaviors by patterns containing both observed events and absent events. Few approaches have been proposed to mine such NSPs. In addition, the syntax and semantics of NSPs differ in the different methods which makes it difficult to compare them. This article provides a unified framework for the formulation of the syntax and the semantics of NSPs. Then, we introduce a new algorithm, NegPSpan, that extracts NSPs using a PrefixSpan depth-first scheme and enabling maxgap constraints that other approaches do not take into account. The formal framework allows for highlighting the differences between the proposed approach wrt to the methods from the literature, especially wrt the state of the art approach eNSP. Intensive experiments on synthetic and real datasets show that NegPSpan can extract meaningful NSPs and that it can process bigger datasets than eNSP thanks to significantly lower memory requirements and better computation times.

A guide to AI image recognition


Artificial intelligence is becoming a centralised part of our everyday lives, even if we don't realise it. In fact, half of the people who encounter AI don't know they are doing so.

Road map for learning Image analytics


I am new to the image analytics and processing. Is there any road map for learning this? Is it right to start with computer vision or should i need to know something even before starting with CV? Please suggest.

An introduction to frequent pattern mining - The Data Mining Blog


In this blog post, I will give a brief overview of an important subfield of data mining that is called pattern mining. Pattern mining consists of using/developing data mining algorithms to discover interesting, unexpected and useful patterns in databases. Pattern mining algorithms can be applied on various types of data such as transaction databases, sequence databases, streams, strings, spatial data, graphs, etc. Pattern mining algorithms can be designed to discover various types of patterns: subgraphs, associations, indirect associations, trends, periodic patterns, sequential rules, lattices, sequential patterns, high-utility patterns, etc. But what is an interesting pattern? For example, some researchers define an interesting pattern as a pattern that appears frequently in a database.

The IBM Speaker Recognition System: Recent Advances and Error Analysis Machine Learning

We present the recent advances along with an error analysis of the IBM speaker recognition system for conversational speech. Some of the key advancements that contribute to our system include: a nearest-neighbor discriminant analysis (NDA) approach (as opposed to LDA) for intersession variability compensation in the i-vector space, the application of speaker and channel-adapted features derived from an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system for speaker recognition, and the use of a DNN acoustic model with a very large number of output units (~10k senones) to compute the frame-level soft alignments required in the i-vector estimation process. We evaluate these techniques on the NIST 2010 SRE extended core conditions (C1-C9), as well as the 10sec-10sec condition. To our knowledge, results achieved by our system represent the best performances published to date on these conditions. For example, on the extended tel-tel condition (C5) the system achieves an EER of 0.59%. To garner further understanding of the remaining errors (on C5), we examine the recordings associated with the low scoring target trials, where various issues are identified for the problematic recordings/trials. Interestingly, it is observed that correcting the pathological recordings not only improves the scores for the target trials but also for the nontarget trials.

Excuse me, do you speak fraud? Network graph analysis for fraud detection and mitigation


Network analysis offers a new set of techniques to tackle the persistent and growing problem of complex fraud. Network analysis supplements traditional techniques by providing a mechanism to bridge investigative and analytics methods. Beyond base visualization, network analysis provides a standardized platform for complex fraud pattern storage and retrieval, pattern discovery and detection, statistical analysis, and risk scoring. This article gives an overview of the main challenges and demonstrates a promising approach using a hands-on example. With swelling globalization, advanced digital communication technology, and international financial deregulation, fraud investigators face a daunting battle against increasingly sophisticated fraudsters.