Classification error from the theoretical Bayes classification risk

@inproceedings{McDermott2002ClassificationEF,
  title={Classification error from the theoretical Bayes classification risk},
  author={Erik McDermott and Shigeru Katagiri},
  booktitle={INTERSPEECH},
  year={2002}
}
This article shows that the Minimum Classification Error (MCE) criterion function commonly used for discriminative design of speech recognition systems is equivalent to a Parzen window based estimate of the theoretical Bayes classification risk. In this analysis, each training token is mapped to the center of a Parzen kernel in the domain of a suitably defined random variable. The kernels are summed to produce a density estimate; this estimate in turn can easily be integrated over the domain of… CONTINUE READING

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