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Boosting with Spatial Regularization
Zhen James Xiang · Yongxin Xi · Uri Hasson · Peter J. Ramadge

Tue Dec 08 07:00 PM -- 11:59 PM (PST) @

By adding a spatial regularization kernel to a standard loss function formulation of the boosting problem, we develop a framework for spatially informed boosting. From this regularized loss framework we derive an efficient boosting algorithm that uses additional weights/priors on the base classifiers. We prove that the proposed algorithm exhibits a ``grouping effect, which encourages the selection of all spatially local, discriminative base classifiers. The algorithms primary advantage is in applications where the trained classifier is used to identify the spatial pattern of discriminative information, e.g. the voxel selection problem in fMRI. We demonstrate the algorithms performance on various data sets.

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Zhen James Xiang (Princeton University)
Yongxin Xi (Princeton University)
Uri Hasson (Princeton University)
Peter J. Ramadge (Princeton)

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