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Finite Bivariate and Multivariate Beta Mixture Models Learning and Applications

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Finite Bivariate and Multivariate Beta Mixture Models Learning and Applications

Manouchehri, Narges (2019) Finite Bivariate and Multivariate Beta Mixture Models Learning and Applications. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

Finite mixture models have been revealed to provide flexibility for data clustering. They have demonstrated high competence and potential to capture hidden structure in data. Modern technological progresses, growing volumes and varieties of generated data, revolutionized computers and other related factors are contributing to produce large scale data. This fact enhances the significance of finding reliable and adaptable models which can analyze bigger, more complex data to identify latent patterns, deliver faster and more accurate results and make decisions with minimal human interaction.
Adopting the finest and most accurate distribution that appropriately represents the mixture components is critical. The most widely adopted generative model has been the Gaussian mixture. In numerous real-world applications, however, when the nature and structure of data are non-Gaussian, this modelling fails. One of the other crucial issues when using mixtures is determination of
the model complexity or number of mixture components. Minimum message length (MML) is one of the main techniques in frequentist frameworks to tackle this challenging issue.
In this work, we have designed and implemented a finite mixture model, using the bivariate and multivariate Beta
distributions for cluster analysis and demonstrated its flexibility in describing the intrinsic characteristics of the observed data.
In addition, we have applied our estimation and model selection algorithms to synthetic and real datasets. Most importantly, we considered interesting applications such as in image segmentation, software modules defect prediction, spam detection and occupancy estimation in smart buildings.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Manouchehri, Narges
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Quality Systems Engineering
Date:28 February 2019
Thesis Supervisor(s):Bouguila, Nizar
ID Code:985288
Deposited By: NARGES MANOUCHEHRI
Deposited On:03 Aug 2020 17:49
Last Modified:03 Aug 2020 17:49
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