Alexandros Kalousis

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With the proliferation of extremely high-dimensional data, feature selection algorithms have become indispensable components of the learning process. Strangely, despite extensive work on the stability of learning algorithms, the stability of feature selection algorithms has been relatively neglected. This study is an attempt to fill that gap by quantifying(More)
We study the problem of learning local metrics for nearest neighbor classification. Most previous works on local metric learning learn a number of local unrelated metrics. While this ”independence” approach delivers an increased flexibility its downside is the considerable risk of overfitting. We present a new parametric local metric learning method in(More)
In this paper we address two symmetrical issues, the discovery of similarities among classification algorithms, and among datasets. Both on the basis of error measures, which we use to define the error correlation between two algorithms, and determine the relative performance of a list of algorithms. We use the first to discover similarities between(More)
A serious drawback of kernel methods, and Support Vector Machines (SVM) in particular, is the difficulty in choosing a suitable kernel function for a given dataset. One of the approaches proposed to address this problem is Multiple Kernel Learning (MKL) in which several kernels are combined adaptively for a given dataset. Many of the existing MKL methods(More)
With the proliferation of extremely high-dimensional data, feature selection algorithms have become indispensable components of the learning process. Strangely, despite extensive work on the stability of learning algorithms, the stability of feature selection algorithms has been relatively neglected. This study is an attempt to fill that gap by quantifying(More)
This chapter describes a principled approach to meta-learning that has three distinctive features. First, whereas most previous work on meta-learning focused exclusively on the learning task, our approach applies meta-learning to the full knowledge discovery process and is thus more aptly referred to as meta-mining. Second, traditional meta-learning regards(More)
In this paper we try to identify potential biomarkers for early stroke diagnosis using surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry coupled with analysis tools from machine learning and data mining. Data consist of 42 specimen samples, i.e., mass spectra divided in two big categories, stroke and control specimens. Among the stroke(More)