A local and global classification machine with collaborative mechanism

Zhancheng Zhang, Xiaoqing Luo, Fu Lai Korris Chung, Shitong Wang

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As an advanced local and global learning machine, the existing maxi–min margin machine (M4) still has its heavy time-consuming weakness. Inspired from the fact that covariance matrix of a dataset can characterize its data orientation and compactness globally, a novel large margin classifier called the local and global classification machine with collaborative mechanism (C2M) is constructed to circumvent this weakness in this paper. This classifier divides the whole global data into two independent models, and the final decision boundary is obtained by collaboratively combining two hyperplanes learned from two independent models. The proposed classifier C2M can be individually solved as a quadratic programming problem. The total training time complexity is (Formula presented.) which is faster than (Formula presented.) of M4. C2M can be well defined with the clear geometrical interpretation and can also be justified from a theoretical perspective. As an additional contribution, it is shown that C2M can robustly leverage the global information from those datasets with overlapping class margins, while M4does not use such global information. We also use the kernel trick and exploit C2M’s kernelized version. Experiments on toy and real-world datasets demonstrate that compared with M4, C2M is a more time-saving local and global learning machine.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-396
Number of pages12
JournalPattern Analysis and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016


  • Classification
  • Collaborative learning
  • Learning locally and globally
  • Support vector machine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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