Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

#129 closed request (fixed)

avoid kernels in NCC

Reported by: Peter Owned by: Markus Ringnér
Priority: major Milestone: yat 0.2
Component: classifier Version: trunk
Keywords: Cc:


NCC has no constructor taking KernelLookup?& (or DataLookup2D&). Good. However, make_classifier is taking a Datalookup2D (and must do so due to SupervisedClassifier? interface). Even worse, present design allows EnsembleBuilder? to be built from an NCC and a SubsetGenerator? containing KerneLookups?. The similar is true for SVM demanding the user knows which classifier goes with which DataLookup?. Not optimal.


EnsembleBuilder? constructor takes a Sampler instead of SubsetGenerator?. Internally, EnsembleBuilder? creates a SubsetGenerator? from the Sampler and from the data of the mother. This implies SupervisedClassifer? must have a pure virtual function

const DataLookup2D& data(void) const=0

This change would make it impossible to try to train an ensemble with incorrect type of data. Only data supported bu constructor interface would be possible to use in ensemble.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 17 years ago by Markus Ringnér

Given how we use EnsembleBuilder? at the moment this is a good idea. Will it cause problems in a future where EnsembleBuilders? consist of a mixture of classifier types? Probably not because mixing classifiers that use kernels with classifiers that use matrices will be problematic anyway. I guess if an ensemble with both SVMs and NCCs is to be supported it will have to be based on MatrixLookups? and use SVM functions accepting MatrixLookups??

comment:2 Changed 17 years ago by Jari Häkkinen

Type: idearequest

Removing type "idea" and changing this to a "request".

comment:3 Changed 17 years ago by Markus Ringnér

Milestone: 0.3 (Public release)0.2
Status: newassigned

comment:4 Changed 17 years ago by Markus Ringnér

Going through this four months later I end up with:

Following the suggestion part of the description is feasible and should be done.

However, this still leaves us with a make_classifier that takes a DataLookup?. For the polymorphism to work this is the way it has to be. Is this the way this ticket was inteded to be resolved Peter (Jari) ?

comment:5 Changed 17 years ago by Peter

Yes. make_classifier should take a DataLookup, which should not be a problem since only the advanced user would think of using that function (make_classifier).

comment:6 Changed 17 years ago by Markus Ringnér

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

(In [722]) Closes #129

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