Mixtures of Hidden Truncation Hyperbolic Factor Analyzers Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The mixture of factor analyzers model was first introduced over 20 years ago and, in the meantime, has been extended to several non-Gaussian analogues. In general, these analogues account for situations with heavy tailed and/or skewed clusters. An approach is introduced that unifies many of these approaches into one very general model: the mixture of hidden truncation hyperbolic factor analyzers (MHTHFA) model. In the process of doing this, a hidden truncation hyperbolic factor analysis model is also introduced. The MHTHFA model is illustrated for clustering as well as semi-supervised classification using two real datasets.

publication date

  • July 2020