Vol.60, No.2, 2019, pp.741-756, doi:10.32604/cmc.2019.05611
Robust Re-Weighted Multi-View Feature Selection
  • Yiming Xue1, Nan Wang2, Yan Niu1, Ping Zhong2, ∗, Shaozhang Niu3, Yuntao Song4
1 College of Information and Electrical Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing, 100083, China.
2 College of Science, China Agricultural University, Beijing, 100083, China.
3 School of Computer Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, 100876, China.
4 Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 90089, USA.
* Corresponding Author: Ping Zhong. Email: .
In practical application, many objects are described by multi-view features because multiple views can provide a more informative representation than the single view. When dealing with the multi-view data, the high dimensionality is often an obstacle as it can bring the expensive time consumption and an increased chance of over-fitting. So how to identify the relevant views and features is an important issue. The matrix-based multi-view feature selection that can integrate multiple views to select relevant feature subset has aroused widely concern in recent years. The existing supervised multi-view feature selection methods usually concatenate all views into the long vectors to design the models. However, this concatenation has no physical meaning and indicates that different views play the similar roles for a specific task. In this paper, we propose a robust re-weighted multi-view feature selection method by constructing the penalty term based on the low-dimensional subspaces of each view through the least-absolute criterion. The proposed model can fully consider the complementary property of multiple views and the specificity of each view. It can not only induce robustness to mitigate the impacts of outliers, but also learn the corresponding weights adaptively for different views without any presetting parameter. In the process of optimization, the proposed model can be splitted to several small scale sub-problems. An iterative algorithm based on the iteratively re-weighted least squares is proposed to efficiently solve these sub-problems. Furthermore, the convergence of the iterative algorithm is theoretical analyzed. Extensive comparable experiments with several state-of-the-art feature selection methods verify the effectiveness of the proposed method.
Supervised feature selection, multi-view, robustness, re-weighted
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. , "Robust re-weighted multi-view feature selection," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 60, no.2, pp. 741–756, 2019.
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