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March 2010 Variable selection and updating in model-based discriminant analysis for high dimensional data with food authenticity applications
Thomas Brendan Murphy, Nema Dean, Adrian E. Raftery
Ann. Appl. Stat. 4(1): 396-421 (March 2010). DOI: 10.1214/09-AOAS279

Abstract

Food authenticity studies are concerned with determining if food samples have been correctly labeled or not. Discriminant analysis methods are an integral part of the methodology for food authentication. Motivated by food authenticity applications, a model-based discriminant analysis method that includes variable selection is presented. The discriminant analysis model is fitted in a semi-supervised manner using both labeled and unlabeled data. The method is shown to give excellent classification performance on several high-dimensional multiclass food authenticity data sets with more variables than observations. The variables selected by the proposed method provide information about which variables are meaningful for classification purposes. A headlong search strategy for variable selection is shown to be efficient in terms of computation and achieves excellent classification performance. In applications to several food authenticity data sets, our proposed method outperformed default implementations of Random Forests, AdaBoost, transductive SVMs and Bayesian Multinomial Regression by substantial margins.

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Thomas Brendan Murphy. Nema Dean. Adrian E. Raftery. "Variable selection and updating in model-based discriminant analysis for high dimensional data with food authenticity applications." Ann. Appl. Stat. 4 (1) 396 - 421, March 2010. https://doi.org/10.1214/09-AOAS279

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Published: March 2010
First available in Project Euclid: 11 May 2010

zbMATH: 1189.62105
MathSciNet: MR2758177
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/09-AOAS279

Keywords: Food authenticity studies , headlong search , model-based discriminant analysis , normal mixture models , semi-supervised learning , updating classification rules , Variable selection

Rights: Copyright © 2010 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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