Discriminative Gaussian Process Latent Variable Model for Classification

Unknown author (2007-03-28)

Supervised learning is difficult with high dimensional input spacesand very small training sets, but accurate classification may bepossible if the data lie on a low-dimensional manifold. GaussianProcess Latent Variable Models can discover low dimensional manifoldsgiven only a small number of examples, but learn a latent spacewithout regard for class labels. Existing methods for discriminativemanifold learning (e.g., LDA, GDA) do constrain the class distributionin the latent space, but are generally deterministic and may notgeneralize well with limited training data. We introduce a method forGaussian Process Classification using latent variable models trainedwith discriminative priors over the latent space, which can learn adiscriminative latent space from a small training set.