Extended maximum a posteriori-based kernel classification trained by linear programming (MAPLP) with adjustment parameter (MAPLP-P) and difference-type objective function (MAPLP-D)
Kernel methods have been widely used in data classification. Many kernel-based classifiers like Kernel Support Vector Machines (KSVM) assume that data can be separated by a hyperplane in the feature space. These methods do not consider the data distribution. This paper proposes a novel Kernel Maximum A Posteriori (KMAP) classification method, which implements a Gaussian density distribution assumption in the feature space and can be regarded as a more generalized classification method than other kernel-based classifier such as Kernel Fisher Discriminant Analysis (KFDA). We also adopt robust methods for parameter estimation. In addition, the error bound analysis for KMAP indicates the effectiveness of the Gaussian density assumption in the feature space. Furthermore, KMAP achieves very promising results on eight UCI benchmark data sets against the competitive methods.