A comparison between k-Optimum Path Forest and k-Nearest Neighbors supervised classifiers

This paper presents the k-Optimum Path Forest (k-OPF) supervised classifier, which is a natural extension of the OPF classifier. k-OPF is compared to the k-Nearest Neighbors (k-NN), Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Decision Tree (DT) classifiers, and we see that k-OPF and k-NN have many similarities. This work shows that the k-OPF is equivalent to the k-NN classifier when all training samples are used as pro- totypes. Simulations comparing the accuracy results, the decision boundaries and the processing time of the classifiers are presented to experimentally validate our hypothesis. Also, we prove that OPF using the max cost function and the NN supervised classifiers have the same theoretical error bounds.

 

Reference: R. Souza, L. Rittner, R. Lotufo, A comparison between k-Optimum Path Forest and k-Nearest Neighbors supervised classifiers, Pattern Recognition Letters, Volume 39, 1 April 2014, Pages 2-10.

 

Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167865513003346

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