Hsin-Chia Fu

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In this paper, we propose three divide-and-conquer approaches for Bayesian information criterion (BlC)-based speaker segmentation. The approaches detect speaker changes by recursively partitioning a large analysis window into two sub-windows and recursively verifying the merging of two adjacent audio segments using Delta<i>BIC</i>, a widely-adopted distance(More)
A novel modular perceptron network (MPN) and divide-and-conquer learning (DCL) schemes for the design of modular neural networks are proposed. When a training process in a multilayer perceptron falls into a local minimum or stalls in a flat region, the proposed DCL scheme is applied to divide the current training data region into two easier to be learned(More)
It is generally agreed that, for a given handwriting recognition task, a user dependent system usually outperforms a user independent system, as long as a sufficient amount of training data is available. When the amount of user training data is limited, however, such a performance gain is not guaranteed. One way to improve the performance is to make use of(More)
Recognition of similar (confusion) characters is a difficult problem in optical character recognition (OCR). In this paper, we introduce a neural network solution that is capable of modeling minor differences among similar characters, and is robust to various personal handwriting styles. The Self-growing Probabilistic Decision-based Neural Network (SPDNN)(More)
We propose a self-splitting Gaussian mixture learning (SGML) algorithm for Gaussian mixture modelling. The SGML algorithm is deterministic and is able to find an appropriate number of components of the Gaussian mixture model (GMM) based on a self-splitting validity measure, Bayesian information criterion (BIC). It starts with a single component in the(More)
In this paper, we propose a new clustering algorithm for a mixture of Gaussian-based neural network and self-growing probabilistic decision-based neural networks (SPDNN). The proposed self-growing cluster learning (SGCL) algorithm is able to 3nd the natural number of prototypes based on a self-growing validity measure, Bayesian information criterion (BIC).(More)
This paper proposes new variance enhanced clustering methods to improve the popular K-medoid algorithm by adapting variance information in data clustering. Since measuring similarity between data objects is simpler than mapping data objects to data points in feature space, these pairwise similarity based clustering algorithms can greatly reduce the(More)
Audio segmentation has received increasing attention in recent years for its potential applications in automatic indexing and transcription of audio data. Among existing audio segmentation approaches, the BIC-based approach proposed by Chen and Gopalakrishnan is most well-known for its high accuracy. However, this window-growing-based segmentation approach(More)
This study investigates the causal relationship between clean and non-clean energy consumption and economic growth in Brazil over the period of 1980–2009. Clean energy consumption at aggregated level of total renewable energy consumption and disaggregated levels of hydroelectric, new renewables, and nuclear energy consumption are tested within a production(More)