Capturing patterns via parsimonious mixture models Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This paper exploits a simplified version of the mixture of multivariate t-factor analyzers (MtFA) for robust mixture modelling and clustering of high-dimensional data that frequently contain a number of outliers. Two classes of eight parsimonious t mixture models are introduced and computation of maximum likelihood estimates of parameters is achieved using the alternating expectation conditional maximization (AECM) algorithm. The usefulness of the methodology is illustrated through applications of image compression and compact facial representation.

publication date

  • May 2014