Accession Number : ADD017757

Title :   System and Method for Feature Set Reduction.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, filed 30 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Greineder, Stephen G ; Luginbuhl, Tod E ; Streit, Roy L

PDF Url : ADD017757

Report Date : 30 Jun 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A system and method for ranking features by exploiting their relationship to the Fisher projection space. The system ranks n features in a feature set using a design set comprising exemplars from each of M possible event classes of an associated feature based classification system. A training set is created by randomly selecting exemplars from each of the M classes in the design set. A smoothed Fisher projection space for the training set is created by replacing the sample means and the within class sample covariance matrix normally used in deriving a Fisher projection space with expressions for the mean vectors and covariance matrices derived from event class probability density function estimates. The angle between a given feature and the smoothed Fisher projection space is calculated for each feature in the feature set, and the features are then ordered by increasing numerical size of this angle. The system produces a reduced feature set by eliminating those features which are not important for classification based on the linear ranking of the features.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *PATTERN RECOGNITION, *TARGET CLASSIFICATION, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, REDUCTION, COVARIANCE, RANKING

Subject Categories : Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE