Marcelo Cesar Cirelo

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This paper analyzes the performance of semi-supervised learning of mixture models. We show that unlabeled data can lead to an increase in classification error even in situations where additional labeled data would decrease classification error. We present a mathematical analysis of this " degradation " phenomenon and show that it is due to the fact that(More)
Automatic classification is one of the basic tasks required in any pattern recognition and human computer interaction application. In this paper, we discuss training probabilistic classifiers with labeled and unlabeled data. We provide a new analysis that shows under what conditions unlabeled data can be used in learning to improve classification(More)
Understanding human emotions is one of the necessary skills for the computer to interact intelligently with human users. The most expressive way humans display emotions is through facial expressions. In this paper, we report on several advances we have made in building a system for classification of facial expressions from continuous video input. We use(More)
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